The award-winning luxury Lotte Hotel Moscow continues to refine its services and now offers personal butlers on-call. The team of 10 certified butlers with a passion to serve has received a tailor-made training from the world-famous Bogarts Butler School and are at guests' disposal.
Hotels in Sochi have earned a bad reputation during the 2014 Winter Olympics, with the popularity of the #SochiProblems Twitter hashtag and reports of poor handiwork, uncompleted hotel rooms and even wolves roaming the hotel corridors. Hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk is here to defend Sochi with five hotels you would actually want to stay in.
Wizz Air has announced a new route from Budapest to Moscow Vnukovo which will commence on 23 September. The new service will initially operate five times a week.
Russia is proving one of this year’s must-see destinations according to Post Office Travel Money. The UK foreign exchange provider has registered a 55 per cent growth in Russian ruble sales this year compared with the same period in 2012 – making the Russian ruble one of its top five fastest growing currencies.
easyJet has announced that with just two weeks to go until its first flight to Moscow the airline has done a deal with Russian Standard Vodka to sell the famous spirit on board flights.
easyJet has announced it plans to launch the first ever scheduled flights between Manchester and Moscow in Spring 2013.
easyJet has been awarded the rights to fly between London and Moscow by the CAA and will launch flights from Spring 2013.
As if Kamchatka isn't a unique enough destination already, an all-white orca has just been observed swimming near its shores. Scientists sighted this amazing creature, presumed albino, in April near the Commander Islands, east of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Limited opportunity remains for modern day adventurers to join like-minded travellers on an Orion Expedition Cruises’ Russian Far East voyage to the land of ice and fire.
Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways marks its tenth anniversary in 2012 with the introduction of the company’s twelfth ship, the m/s AmaCerto, with new culinary escorted tours in Europe, new wine route cruises on the Rhone and four cruises featuring the Floriade World Horticultural Expo in the Netherlands.
To coincide with the beginning of the peak tourist season, June saw the resumption of direct twice-weekly flights between Moscow and Spain’s Palma de Mallorca.
Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s principal airline, has launched new services from Almaty to Tbilisi, capital of Georgia and Samara in southern Russia this month.
Emirates is to launch flights deeper into Russia by starting services to St Petersburg, which will become the most northerly point on the airline's network.
Award-winning river cruise operator AmaWaterways, known for its innovative ships and itineraries, is launching two state-of-the-art river cruisers in 2011.
As part of Cox & Kings' expanding European programme, six new train journeys launching in 2011, have been added to its website.
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