China or Russia? Only those two have the pride, determination and the resources to spend in every possible venue of competition.
China’s pavilion at the NYT Travel Show was no slouch, locked in its own rivalry with elaborate, sprawling Taiwan.
Russia, though, was competing only with the climbing wall, nearly 3 times the height of standard booths, glowering over its Baltic neighbors in the Europe aisle.
For months there have been attractive fares to Russia, on Delta in particular, from numerous US cities. I would love to visit more, I have only been in the Russian Far East and Siberia, if only long-debated visa liberalization would occur. Looks like that may have to wait till the post-Putin era, which may be a looooong wait.