Weekend in Lazio: how to explore the region in two days
ENIT will pay particular attention to tourism products in the Lazio region; over the past year it has become very popular in the Russian market. Thus, according to ISTAT, in…

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The best thalassotherapy treatments in Tunisia
Thalassotherapy is a “trick” that attracts masses of people in Tunisia who dream of building up, prettier and smoothed out, and the main reason for the occupancy of winter charters.…

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Global Warming: Places to visit
A vacation of your dream, such as diving on the Great Barrier Reef, skiing in the Swiss Alps, can forever remain just a dream, if you don't hurry, writes McClatchy…

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boat for the weekend

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Religious tourism

Touch the holy places
The first – and most common – is visiting iconic places for a given religion. Believers go or go to places where legendary, significant events took place or occur: many pilgrims from time immemorial come to Mecca, Jerusalem, Golgotha, Orthodox churches, the Vatican, major Buddhist temples.

Even in the Middle Ages, people believed that in such “centers of faith” their prayers have a special efficacy. Associated with the name of a prophet, a saint, or a divine sign, these places have always accumulated many pilgrims. For example, today the main center of pilgrimage in France is Lourdes. In the middle of the XIX century, this city in the heart of the Pyrenees was overshadowed by the appearance of the Virgin Mary Bernadette Soubira in the Massabiel grotto. Continue reading

How to organize a productive blog tour?

With the development of social networks, especially Instagram and Youtube, blog tours have become one of the most effective ways to promote travel destinations. Many Russian travel bloggers have hundreds of thousands of Russians who are interested in traveling. Their audience multiply exceeds any travel magazine or website. Having organized a FAM tour of literally 10 travel bloggers, it is quite realistic to reach a target audience of 1-2 million people. And given that the promotion will come from a person to whom subscribers are loyal, then such a contact will be much better than a standard advertising message.

Travel-blogger and business consultant Dmitry Kulikov @Oktagon (www.instagram.com/oktagon), especially for the TURPROM, based on his experience in various fam-tours, described the main recommendations when organizing a tour for travel bloggers. Continue reading

To Cairo: in the footsteps of the Holy Family

On the eve of the opening of regular flights between Moscow and Cairo, it is worth thinking about how to spend time, what to look for from the variety of attractions that the multi-faced capital city of Egypt has to offer, what can serve as an alternative to the usual options and open this country in a new way.

In recent years, the Ministry of Tourism and the Coptic Church of Egypt have been actively promoting and developing a pilgrimage tour – the route of the holy family. It is proposed to follow the path of baby Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Joseph, who were in Egypt for several years, hiding from King Herod. The route itself stretches from Northern Sinai through Cairo and its suburbs to the city of Assiut. It includes 25 revered places to complete the entire journey (excluding North Sinai for security reasons), it will take 5-8 days. Continue reading

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On a visit to bison and castles, or Why in Belarus is no worse than in Europe
Have you thought about Belarus not only as a country of potatoes and lakes? But it has long since become European-style cozy and attractive for tourists. Ask why? We will…

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Kalyazin City: What? Where? When?
City Kalyazin - Tver Atlantis. The symbol of Kalyazin is the bell tower of Nikolsky Cathedral (1800), which rises above the surface of the Uglich reservoir on the Volga River,…

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On a visit to bison and castles, or Why in Belarus is no worse than in Europe
Have you thought about Belarus not only as a country of potatoes and lakes? But it has long since become European-style cozy and attractive for tourists. Ask why? We will…

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Religious tourism
Touch the holy places The first - and most common - is visiting iconic places for a given religion. Believers go or go to places where legendary, significant events took…

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