58th Fijet congrss in Moscow
The sky above Moscow is crying. It is sobbing. I seem to be giving in at the very start. A booster comes out of the photography folder. Because I know that Moscow does not trust tears. Not even the celestial ones. Just three days after the parliamentary elections in Russia, there are elections for another governing body in Moscow – for the president of the Executive Board of the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers.
I am soaking up new information from the recommended contents: New trends in world tourism. Cruises seem to gain popularity. Especially the river ones. They are popular with older generations. Nights are spent on board, comfort is guaranteed, when the boat reaches a harbor there are walks and sightseeing, perhaps a meal in an ethno restaurant, quick shopping and then back home to the boat cabin. There has been increasingly more tour operators specialized in organizing trips for the so-called “silver haired” clients who have special requirements. There is a surprisingly new trend called «leisure“, a portmanteau word made of business and leisure. Clients take their families on their business trips. Often the person taken is a lover, of course. The idea is to mix business and pleasure. “Staycation” is also a tourist trend meaning - staying at home with the family! It is an answer to the fear of terrorism, epidemics and the lack of funds. This is something that Serbs find very suitable. There might also be a possibility to use a voucher to pay a short visit to a spa or a mountain. As far as marketing is concerned, “Crowd sourcing” is a dominant trend – there is a need in the industry of tourism to move masses not only individuals. The means to do this is to use the social media. All this in the interest of the economic, socio-cultural and ecological sustainability of tourism. A dock on the right bank, at the foot of Christ the Saviour Church. This temple was dedicated to the birth of Christ and is the congregation centre of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The previous, original church was built to celebrate the victory over Napoleon’s army. The 19th century church was destroyed by communists in December 1931 and at that site, there was a huge swimming pool centre. The new church took ten years to build, from 1990 to 2000. The architect, Konstantin Ton created the project according to drawings and old photographs. The building was financed through donations of citizens and engaged numerous renowned builders and artists from all over Russia. Next stop – Kremlin. The official residence of the president of Russian federation and the offices of the Government. Kremlin means fortress within a town in Russian and it has been the central point of the governing power in Russia since the 13th century. The appearance it has today was formed in the middle ages