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Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« on: February 20, 2016, 01:20:39 AM »
An interesting titbit I found in an article:

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Demand among foreign travelers for trips to Russia increased by 30 percent during the 2016 summer season, according to a study by the Momondo reservation service.

According to the company's data, the highest number of bookings are now accounted for European travelers from the UK (demand has increased by 143.9 percent compared to the same period last year), Norway (+127.9 percent), Israel (+55.5 percent), Denmark (+37.9 percent) and Germany (+34.6 percent). The number of tourists arriving from the United States rose by 11 percent.

http://rbth.com/business/2016/02/19/demand-for-travel-to-russia-rises-by-30-among-european-tourists_569277
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016, 07:11:25 AM »
An interesting titbit I found in an article:

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Demand among foreign travelers for trips to Russia increased by 30 percent during the 2016 summer season, according to a study by the Momondo reservation service.

According to the company's data, the highest number of bookings are now accounted for European travelers from the UK (demand has increased by 143.9 percent compared to the same period last year), Norway (+127.9 percent), Israel (+55.5 percent), Denmark (+37.9 percent) and Germany (+34.6 percent). The number of tourists arriving from the United States rose by 11 percent.

http://rbth.com/business/2016/02/19/demand-for-travel-to-russia-rises-by-30-among-european-tourists_569277

With the ruble being as weak as it is right now it certainly makes sense for European travelers who've wanted to visit St. Petersburg or any other major Russian city to take that trip.
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 12:00:05 PM »
An interesting titbit I found in an article:

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Demand among foreign travelers for trips to Russia increased by 30 percent during the 2016 summer season, according to a study by the Momondo reservation service.

According to the company's data, the highest number of bookings are now accounted for European travelers from the UK (demand has increased by 143.9 percent compared to the same period last year), Norway (+127.9 percent), Israel (+55.5 percent), Denmark (+37.9 percent) and Germany (+34.6 percent). The number of tourists arriving from the United States rose by 11 percent.

http://rbth.com/business/2016/02/19/demand-for-travel-to-russia-rises-by-30-among-european-tourists_569277

With the ruble being as weak as it is right now it certainly makes sense for European travelers who've wanted to visit St. Petersburg or any other major Russian city to take that trip.

It does. And now we don't have to trail down to London or up to Scotland for a visa, and can get one in Manchester, it has become so much easier.
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 07:47:39 PM »
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Can you imagine, if Russia had dropped the Visa requirement and local registration with the police, the number of people that would travel there?

Apart from Moscow and St Petersburg other places would also be visited too. Sochi of course with its new facilities could become a year round destination.


See more here: Things to Do in Sochi, Russia

Personally, I could start, again, organising holidays down there, employing the services or our friend Moby and his woman!  ;D :ROFL:

Plenty of money to be made on a new destination with a climate like Turkey and Greece in the summer and nice, easily accessible snow in the winter.

This is from an article posted on Absurd Central Bank policies deepen Russia’s recession

The charade that Russia has not diversified

This betrays an interesting fact about the charade that Russia has not diversified its economy. How is that, not diversified when the country with 150 million people with a standard of living fit for developed countries live and function practically without imports? Russian industrial production is slightly down over the two years of crisis, but this is within the big frame of things only a small decrease, which merely reflects the slightly lower consumption. By and large, all the industries are functioning and developing, and this with minimal import inputs.

Obviously, the Russian economy is diversified, to a very big degree. The absurd claim that it would not be diversified is derived from something else namely, the fact that Russia’s exports are not as diversified as one would wish for. Having a diversified economy and having diversified exports are quite different things. – By the way, very few countries in the world have a diversified structure of exports. – And it is only natural that the first 15 years of Russia’s economic recovery has been devoted to satisfying the domestic needs, in due time the economic actors would then turn their surplus towards exports.

But the low levels of imports also reveal that the purchasing power of Russians have plummeted, the Central Banks interest rate policy has really managed to suffocate the economy.


If only Russian pride could let their leaders to see the true possibilities…. I am sure Russia would develop more facilities very fast, thus helping with more employment and plenty of additional reserves of foreign currency.
 
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 02:41:55 AM »
Apart from Moscow and St Petersburg other places would also be visited too. Sochi of course with its new facilities could become a year round destination.

Man that beach looks horrible, better goto Yevpatoria and its sandy clean beaches.
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 10:22:23 AM »
Can you imagine, if Russia had dropped the Visa requirement and local registration with the police, the number of people that would travel there?

It would fill up with American sex tourists as Ukraine did. We read here historically that the visa puts them off.

I support the idea of Russian visas generally, after all, we even need to endure a visa type process, and pay, to go to the US (they call it visa waiver but you must pay and get permission - so that will be a defacto visa then).

What I wanted was easier access to them and/or no visa required for certain classes of people. Well, 1/2 ain't bad.

employing the services or our friend Moby

Many here who have done business with him wouldn't recommend it. Caveat Emptor. Were it up to me, he wouldn't get a Russian visa at all.
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 10:54:55 AM »



It would fill up with American sex tourists as Ukraine did. We read here historically that the visa puts them off.

Can't resist taking a cheap shot Manny?
From many of the threads here on RUA,  Americans tend to enjoy the shopping experience, with nothing more than a hug, or peck on the cheek for their efforts. :)

With the MOB, industry dead and gone in Russia, the only sex tourism would be with the local working girls
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2016, 10:56:35 AM »
I reckon the sudden increase is because I went last year.........
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2016, 10:57:45 AM »
From many of the threads here on RUA,  Americans tend to enjoy the shopping experience, with nothing more than a hug, or peck on the cheek. :)

Well that's true.  :chuckle:

I suppose they could enjoy the GUM centre with some arm candy after changing some dollars at a suitable rate:money:

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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2016, 10:59:15 AM »
Can you imagine, if Russia had dropped the Visa requirement and local registration with the police, the number of people that would travel there?

It would fill up with American sex tourists as Ukraine did. We read here historically that the visa puts them off.

I support the idea of Russian visas generally, after all, we even need to endure a visa type process, and pay, to go to the US (they call it visa waiver but you must pay and get permission - so that will be a defacto visa then).

What I wanted was easier access to them and/or no visa required for certain classes of people. Well, 1/2 ain't bad.

employing the services or our friend Moby

Many here who have done business with him wouldn't recommend it. Caveat Emptor. Were it up to me, he wouldn't get a Russian visa at all.

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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2016, 11:14:03 AM »

I support the idea of Russian visas generally,

Manny did you know there's another Stuart Smith who thinks the opposite of you? He contends that Russia needs to abolish the visa system to get more tourists into Russia to help significantly increase tourism revenue.

This other Stuart Smith thinks "Invitations and registration need to be scrapped altogether". He also says "the visa system needs urgent radical reform".

This other Stuart Smith sounds quite a bit different from what you're saying.  :laugh:

http://russia-insider.com/en/russia-should-abolish-visas-eu-america-and-developed-world/ri9073
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2016, 11:20:16 AM »

With the MOB, industry dead and gone in Russia, the only sex tourism would be with the local working girls

And that's not true in Ukraine?

Of course it is.
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2016, 11:43:41 AM »
It's an interesting concept, that of nationhood, didn't really exist until about 1648 when the Peace of Westphalia established some sort of notion of nationhood. Prior to that people allied to a Monarch not a country as such.

Even the British Empire prior to 1949, the allegiance was to King-Emprorer/Queen-Empress not the UK, India or whatever - everyone was a British Subject not like now where we have British Citizen, British National Overseas, British Overseas Citizen, Citizen of the UK and Colonies etc....

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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2016, 12:49:56 PM »
Apart from Moscow and St Petersburg other places would also be visited too. Sochi of course with its new facilities could become a year round destination.
Man that beach looks horrible, better goto Yevpatoria and its sandy clean beaches.

When tourism started increasing in Greece, back in the 60-70’ beaches and other accommodation/hotel… etc facilities where in a primitive stage and virginal. But as more tourists arrived, all the facilities started improving too….. Naturally that created a lot of jobs and plenty of money in the local economy and over the years, even now, still improving.

Same could easily happen all over Russia and the local people could get the taste of plenty foreigners bringing money. Sure the beaches, accommodation, transport, services etc would improve too! BTW today I was watching winter sports directly from Scochi…. On the BBC!:chuckle:

If the government, apart from NO visa requirement accepted and introduced the “Open sky policy”, like in Prague, then the tour operators would offer many charters over there and all ancillary services would improve too. I am sure, Crimea would be no 1 in the list of arrivals, despite the No over-fly imposed by Ukraine, and easily by passed via Romania. “Money makes the world go around!”

Can you imagine, if Russia had dropped the Visa requirement and local registration with the police, the number of people that would travel there?
It would fill up with American sex tourists as Ukraine did. We read here historically that the visa puts them off.
What I wanted was easier access to them and/or no visa required for certain classes of people. Well, 1/2 ain't bad.
Rubbish, 80% of them have no passports..... and those andenturers we know, had to wait for 5 days before having their legs over and after visiting the local..... good shops for presents, if they were lucky! Russian women are more conservative when it comes to Sus-sex first time, comparing with Ukrainians, who are more Europeans in this subject, after going for a window shoping!  :nod: :laugh:

employing the services or our friend Moby
Many here who have done business with him wouldn't recommend it. Caveat Emptor. Were it up to me, he wouldn't get a Russian visa at all.
You missed my joke and irony!  :)
I think your wife, (despite she is Russian), has more sense of humour, than you!  :ROFL:

Finally and in reply to certain people who cannot read and understand “Your English”, I have to say, that for now you are happy to get ½ of what you are asking for, because you will have the new “Visa Centre” in Manchester, until one day they will change their rules in Russia.

I would be happy with a 5 year multi entry visa but is not available, now, and I am not going to bother for any other type of visa. We prefer to spend our money visiting European countries with our British passports and when Russia make life easier…then I will be joining my wife. For now she is better on her own visiting mama and I invite her here ……. For Christmas.  tiphat
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Re: Brits Visiting Russia has Increased by 144%.
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2016, 01:01:44 PM »
I reckon the sudden increase is because I went last year.........
Or it could be that all those folks -like myself- with inlaws in Crimea are suddenly 'russian' tourists instead of ukrainian tourists.

Also funny thing I saw:

The entire circus which is built in Evpatoria has a totally dutch crew (except for ticket-sales who of course speak Russian).
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