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Spain expects growth in the number of tourists

According to current information this year in the tourist industry of Spain is expected significant growth the number of foreign tourists. Since the beginning of this year, Spain visited significantly more tourists than in the same period last year. The total number of foreign tourists in February was 5.689 million (an increase 8%). From this quantity 2,571 million people made trips to Spain for one day (up 4.4%). The remaining amount came with the purpose of tourism for a longer period (3,117 million, an increase of 11.2%).

Fountains in St. Petersburg will start operate in April

Saint Petersburg "Vodocanal" announced plans to begin the fountains season in St. Petersburg on April 19. On the company official website was published information about fountains operating:
April 19 - Fountain "Ball" (Nevsky prospect, 56) and the fountain on Manezh Square (in the park).
April 20 - Fountain in the park near the Kazan Cathedral, a fountain at Voronikhin lattice.

It is time to travel to Russia

Deepening economic crisis in Russia led to the fall of the ruble in late 2013 and early 2014. Now to buy most goods and services in Russia foreigners need to spend less money in euros or dollars. This made the trip to Russia more profitable and cheaper for residents of EU countries and citizens of other countries. In addition, economic growth begins in many countries. Probably now is the best time to travel to Russia.

What regions of Russia may be interesting for people in Europe and the U.S.?

An achievement of tourism industry in Germany

Economic crisis in Europe is not yet fully overcome. But Germanys tourism industry continues to evolve. According to statistics, growth in the number coming to Germany foreign tourists has been going on for four years in a row. National Tourist Board in Germany registered a record number of night’s international tourists in 2013. 7.16 million overnight stays foreign tourists in Germany. This is about 4% more than in the previous year.

Venice Carnival begins

Attractions photos One of the most popular among tourists event, Carnival in Venice, begins this week. Venice Carnival 2014 starting Saturday, February 15. The first big event of the carnival is parade on the water "Festa veneziana".

Tax-free sales decreased in Finland in January

Tourists are welcomed source of income in many countries. Somewhat different situation is in some parts of Finland. There are so many tourists from Russia in southeastern Finland that residents of cities Lappeenranta and Imatra not feel comfortable enough in their own cities (Lappeenranta, Imatra). Public opinion polls conducted in these cities show that the locals do not want to increase the number of tourists from Russia.

2014 Winter Olympics begin on February 7

Very little time is left before the main sporting event 2014 - the Winter Olympics in Sochi (Russia). Winter Olympics 2014 will begin on February 7 and will continue until February 23, 2014.

Germany shows the progress in the development of the tourism industry

Germany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. In 2013 Germany again has marked tourism increasing in the number of foreign visitors to the country. According to statistics the number of tourists from European countries has increased by 4 percent in Germany for the first eight months of 2013. Most often people come to Germany from its neighboring countries. The overnights number in Germany hotels has increased over this period for tourists from Switzerland at 5.5%, from the UK by 9.1%.

Christmas is coming

Helsinki December 25 in many countries around the world celebrate one of the most popular holiday in the world - Christmas. Preparing for the holiday begins long before the Christmas: the street and houses are decorated with festive lights, shops arrange Christmas sales.

Traffic restrictions will be in Sochi during the Olympic Games

Safety activities will be applied in Sochi in the near future. Increased security measures introduced due to the Olympic Games. Among other things, will be restricted entering Sochi by cars for transit and non-resident vehicles. Tourists who come to Sochi will be forced to leave their cars parked at the entrance to the territory of the city and continue using public transport.

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