(Forimmediaterelease. net) The Moscow Global Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT), Russia’ s largest travel display, returns for its 24th edition upon March 14-16, 2017 in Moscow. Up to 28, 000 travel market professionals and more than 1, six hundred exhibitors are expected to attend and participate.
2017 marks a more powerful year for Russian tourism. Traveler traffic through Moscow Vnukovo Airport terminal grew by 49. 5% to at least one. 8 million passengers in The month of january 2017, than compared to the same 30 days last year. Popular destinations included Phuket, Bangkok, Goa, Istanbul, Milan, Larnaca and Dubai.
An additional positive indicator for the Russian travel and leisure market is that holidaymakers can now select Turkey as their top travel location. In fact , Turkish tourism sector frontrunners expect over 5 million Russians to visit Turkey this year now that the particular sanctions have been lifted. Turkey can make up the largest national group from MITT.
Dr . Alper Ö zkan, Director of Lifestyle and Tourism, Counsellor’s Office, European Embassy in Moscow, states: “ Both Turkey and the Russian Federation have been taking all necessary procedure for reinstate relations to its earlier high levels. Tourism has performed a major part in helping improve financial relations. Turkish operators are also watching increasing demand. I believe that Chicken misses the Russian tourists plus Russian guests miss Turkey. ”
This year also scars the “ Year of Ethnic Tourism” between Spain and The ussr. Spain has confirmed to be the “ Partner Country” of MITT 2017. This is highly apt considering one, 007, 709 Russian tourists frequented in 2016 ‐ 2 . 2% more than compared to 2015, according to the Nationwide Statistics Institute of Spain.
Spain was the most popular place to go for Russian travelers from January in order to September 2016. Catalonia, who will web host their own stand, is among the most visited places.
Luis Boves Matn, Director, Turespana, Russia, states: “ The strategy for Turespana in the Ruskies market is to widen the seaside product both on traditional plus new coastlines of Spain. We wish to strengthen our ‘ Sunlight and Beach’ offerings by merging them with more options, such as lifestyle, city breaks, gastronomy, museums, purchasing, sports and MICE. ”
Other Mediterranean destinations also have seen significant increases in Ruskies arrivals:
Italy increases their presence at MITT simply by 30%, having traditionally been among the exhibition’ s largest national pavilions. In 2015, 481, 00 Ruskies tourists visited Italy and this number set to increase as operators right now look to make the most of Italy’ s huge variety to attract Russian visitors in all price categories.
The particular tourism boards of Sardinia plus Calabria will host their own appears to reflect the fast-growing reputation of both top Italian vacation destinations. The Italian national remain will be at Pavilion 2, Corridor 1 .
Repeat MITT participant, Cyprus, attracted 787, 500 Russian tourists in 2016 – this is a 50% growth.
Eilat (Israel), a popular resort city on the Red Sea, welcomed the fourfold increase of 10, 957 Russian tourists over the past year ‐ since their successful participation since MITT’ s 2016 “ Companion Region. ”
MITT welcomes the return of Dominican Republic who have seen their variety of Russian arrivals increase by ninety-seven. 5% to 132, 609 guests in 2016, since their final participation.
Thailand furthermore returns to MITT. 1 . 2009 million Russian tourists visited the nation in 2016, marking a 23% year‐ on‐ year growth through 2015. The Thai Department associated with Tourism states that Russia is probably the fastest growing sources of tourism for your nation.
Japan can be another popular Asian destination which has improved their participation at MITT. Luxurious tourism is a strong growth industry for Japan as Russia includes a sizable middle‐ and upper‐ course population.
Valentin Shestak, Deputy Director of the London Workplace, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) states: “ We are pleased to declare that the Japanese national stand from MITT has sold out. Around fifty four, 800 visits from Russia had been registered. We hope this figure is placed to increase due to the relaxation of visa for australia requirements for Russian citizens that was implemented on 1 January 2017. JNTO has recently opened an office within Moscow to stimulate demand to get Japan- bound travel from Russian federation. ”
Domestic travel and leisure is also on the rise with Russian visitors spending $10. 47 billion upon domestic trips, compared to $5. 57 billion spent in 2015. A lot of regions will be participating at MITT, with the Altai Region officially getting MITT’ s 2017 “ Companion Region. ”
Nancy Badakh, International Sales Director, MITT, ITE Group states: “ The particular Russian outbound market has certainly picked up in 2016. We had lots of interest for MITT from well‐ established regions, but also managed to catch the attention of new exhibitors, such as Venezuela, Burundi, Palestine and Andhra Pradesh (India). Destinations which are returning to MITT right after an absence include Botswana, Jamaica, Kerala (India), Romania and Tanzania – all of whom seek in order to attract more Russian visitors because the country’ s tourism industry fortifies. ”
Visitor enrollment and press registration is now open up for MITT. To register as a customer, please visit www.mitt.ru and enter the program code “ mitt17tNLLD” for free entry. Associates of the press can also register on the website.
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