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Architecture, culture and beaches are the most attractive in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most attractive tourist cities in Europe and in Spain. What is the most popular with tourists in Barcelona? City Administration regularly monitors preferences of tourists. One of poll results were recently published. Attractiveness of various aspects of the city was rated on a scale from 1 to 10. First three places in the popularity ranking took architecture, culture and beaches.

Greece expects the number of tourists increasing in 2014

Greece expects the number of tourists increasing in 2014. It is predicted that the country can visit more than 20 million tourists. A significant increase in the number of tourists was also in 2013. Revenue of the tourism industry in 2013 increased by 16.4% and was amounting to 12.2 billion euros. More tourists came to Greece from Germany (2013: +7.5%), France (2013: 17.9%), Russia (+54.7% in 2013) and U.S. (24.8% 2013).

Tickets to the Crimea will be cheaper

Crimea became a part of the Russian Federation in 2014. One of the most important sectors of the economy of the Republic of Crimea is tourism. To support the economy of the Crimea Russian leadership is taking steps to encourage tourists. In order to make the trip to the Crimea more affordable were reduced flights prices to Crimea.
The largest Russian airline Aeroflot on its website posted information about tickets prices to Crimea (Simferopol airport).

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.

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