RUSSIA TO IMPLEMENT TAX-FREE SYSTEM TO BOOST TOURISM

Nik Fes -
Russia is ready to implement a tax-free system on some retail goods starting from January 2018 for tourists. According to the authors of the initiative, this should become a driver of the inbound tour...

MEDICAL TOURISM: THE NEW CHINESE PHENOMENON

Pat Hyland -
The medical tourism market in China is growing rapidly, fueled by an expanding middle class, a rapidly aging population and an increased demand for cosmetic surgery. More than two million Chinese citi...

TOURISM IN ISRAEL ON THE RISE THANKS TO CHINESE AND RUSSIAN VISITORS

Nik Fes -
According to the Ministry of Tourism in Israel, in September 2017 the country was visited by 300,100 travellers from all over the world, including one-day tourists and passengers of cruise liners. Thi...

RUSSIA WELCOMED 3.9 MILLION FOREIGN TOURISTS

Nik Fes -
In the first nine months of 2018, almost four million foreign tourists visited Russia. At the same time, the total inflow of foreign citizens to Russia grew by only 1.9%, according to statistics from ...

RUSSIAN FAR-EAST: VISA-FREE REGIME FOR CHINESE TOURISTS?

Nik Fes -
Chinese tourists are travelling all around the world and many countries are realizing the potential of the possible inflow from the Far East. As a result, many countries are relaxing or even cancellin...