If you've become bored with the usual sun-and-sand vacation, we have a 2018 destination like no other.

If you’re planning a visit, might we suggest this exact date next year? That’s when Moldova holds its annual National Wine Day, a celebration of all things booze, with free shuttle buses to ferry you from winery to winery.  

 

Photo: Christian Orthodox church in Old Orhei, Moldova

 

 

 

Bulgaria’s Bansko ski resort is expanding in popularity and looking for seasonal workers from non-EU countries including Ukraine and Moldova

The Civil Aviation Authority has been asked to charter 30 aircraft to bring stranded passengers home

 

 

If you’re one of those potential Ryanair customers who welcomed the airlines scheduled opening of service into Lviv – and were then disappointed with its almost immediate cancellation, please step to the rear of the line – right behind the several hundred thousand people who saw their already scheduled flights disappear. Warning: The line to lodge complaints is long and may get very unruly.

The Ukraine government was given a one-month deadline to establish the rules of registration in Ukrainian territory for all foreign citizens

Analyst: “We think the Poroshenko administration is betting that any such losses will be remedied by the economic rebound that has begun, as well as economic opportunities in eastern Europe, where travel has become easier.”

 

Travel notes from Budapest 2017/6/30 12:46:13

Announcing a third daily flight to Moscow Sheremetyevo from 29 October, Aeroflot will be offering over 7,000 weekly two-way seats from Budapest to its main hub at Russia’s busiest airport. 

 

Visa-free short-stay access to the EU has begun for Ukrainians - but only those with biometric passports. Cheering, hundreds entered the EU in what President Poroshenko called a symbolic final breakaway from Moscow.

 

Turkish Airlines has faced a challenging 18 months, but it has continued to launch new routes from its main Istanbul Atatürk base including Cluj-Napoca in Romania, Havana in Cuba, Kharkiv in Ukraine (shown) and Samara in Russia.

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