With many airline routes out of Russia closed in the response to the invasion of Ukraine, a number of secondary countries have effectively become gateways for passengers.
Seabourn is modifying six cruise itineraries on Seabourn Ovation that were originally scheduled to visit Saint Petersburg in Russia this year. Numerous other lines confirmed similar plans last week.
Finnair has called employees to discuss plans regarding “possible furloughs” for cabin crew. The decision follows the closure of Russian airspace, which has severely impacted on the carrier.
New lines have confirmed they will scrap calls at the Russian city of St Petersburg this summer following the invasion of Ukraine. Aida and Princess cruises have followed MSC in removing the destination.
British airlines have been banned from landing in Russia and crossing its airspace. The Russian aviation regulator said the move was a response to “the unfriendly decisions by the UK aviation authorities”.
The Russia pavilion at Expo 2020 has gathered music experts to discuss the latest trends in the industry. Streaming, the pandemic and the rise of social media were on the agenda.
Radisson Hotel Group has welcomed the opening of the new 169-room Radisson Hotel Gorizont Rostov-on-Don. The company now has 43 hotels in operation and under development in the country.
Having launched its candidature in April this year, Russia has now laid out further details of its plan to bring the world-beating event to the city.
Breaking Travel News chats with Julia Kuzenskaya, deputy chair of the Committee for Tourism Development of St Petersburg, as the city picks up prizes for Europe’s Leading City Break Destination, Europe’s Leading Heritage Destination and Europe’s Leading Marketing Campaign at the World Travel Awards.
Participants in attendance included Ailexei Gruzdev, commissioner general of the pavilion, and Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, director general of Expo 2020 Dubai.