As many as 71 people are feared dead following a plane crash on the outskirts of Moscow. A plane, an An-148, took off from Domodedovo airport in the Russian capital before disappearing from radar screens.
The Trans-Siberian Railway has captured the imagination of travellers for more than 100 years and Saga guests can now experience the world’s longest railway journey interspersed with a sprinkling of comfortable hotel stays in Russia, Mongolia and China, plus an overnighter in a traditional Mongolian tent.
Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to St. Petersburg landed earlier at Pulkovo Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Russia. Qatar Airways flight QR279, today operated by the state-of-the-art Boeing B787 Dreamliner, departed Hamad International Airport at 07:30, and arrived at Pulkovo Airport at 13:50.
Marriott Hotels has debuted in Voronezh with the opening of Voronezh Marriott Hotel. Situated in the south of Russia on the Voronezh River, the city is recognised as an important centre of culture, science and industry in the region.
The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch two new routes from Riga next spring. Flights to Russian sports capital Sochi will take off on May 14th next year, following by departures for Kaliningrad on April 16th.
Located at the heart of Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare, Corinthia St. Petersburg houses 388 elegant rooms and suites, including 95 executive rooms. As the property celebrates recognition by the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole finds out more.
World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke has been welcomed to St. Petersburg ahead of the Europe Gala Ceremony 2017. The red carpet event will take place in the prestigious Marble Hall in the Russian Museum of Ethnography tomorrow evening, September 30th.
World Travel Awards has landed in St. Petersburg, as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Europe Gala Ceremony. The highly anticipated event will take place at the Marble Hall, Russian Museum of Ethnography this Saturday, September 30th, while the official after party will be held in the ballroom at the luxurious five-star Hotel Astoria.
Gulf Air will increase its Moscow route from a four times weekly service to daily flights, with a new operating schedule, from the last week of October. The move coincides with the airline’s three-year anniversary of direct, non-stop service to/from Domodedovo International Airport in the Russian capital.