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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.

International Luxury Travel Fair will be held in December

International Luxury Travel Market 2013 (ILTM) will be held December 2-5, 2013 in Cannes (France). The exhibition is designed for professionals in the tourism business, which organizes luxury tourist trips. Access to tourism exhibition is open only for professional and by invitation only.

The global economy continues to be in crisis. In tough economic times (as it usually happens) the poor are getting poorer and the rich richer. Therefore, travel companies at this time pay more attention to serve the richest clients.

About the nature through fairy tale is the theme of the Venice Carnival 2014

Every culture, every nation has its own fantasies and fairy tales, through the metaphor reflecting the environment, nature. Mankind has always sought to convey his ideas about nature and the environment through a fairy tale. In 2014, the famous Venice Carnival devoted to the topic of relations between people and the environment expressed through fantasy and fairy tales: the forest, valleys, seas, mountains, mysterious animal and vegetable beings inhabiting them.

Olympic Torch Relay in 2014 in Russia

The Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi 2014 published details of Olympic Torch Relay route.
The Olympic flame will light in Greece. October 6, 2013 it will be delivered to Moscow. Olympic torch relay kicks off in Russia October 7, 2013. The relay will last 123 days and will run through 2900 settlements from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. In the relay will involve 14,000 torchbearers.

Places where will carry the Olympic flame:

  • Museum "Kizhi" in the Republic of Karelia.

Greece tourism statistics 2012

Tourism in Greece statistical information 2012.
Greek population is 10.8 million people (2011).

The total number of foreign tourists visiting Greece is 15.5 million people.
Number of hotels (places in hotels) - 9670 (771271).

Tourists from countries:
(Tourists from what countries usually come to Greece.)

  • Germany - 2.1 million people (13.6%).
  • UK - 1.92 million. (12.4%).


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