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Organiser’s welcome letter
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of ITE Group, I would like to welcome exhibitors and visitors to MITT, the 22nd Moscow international exhibition on travel and tourism.
According to the World Tourism Organisation, the tourism sphere gives impetus to develop over fifty areas of the national economy, accounting for around a third of world export services. In Russia today, the state policy on tourism is a priority, and recent changes in the economic situation have allowed many tour operators to direct their activities towards domestic tourism. This trend is confirmed by statistics; internal tourism grew by 30% in 2014.
The federal target programme The Development of Domestic and Inbound Tourism in Russia for the period 2011-2018, has been introduced to develop the Russian tourism industry, with a total cost of 139.5 billion roubles. Thanks to this targeted programme, favourable conditions for developing tourism businesses have been created in Russia.
MITT has rightly become a clear demonstration of the growing role of tourism in the country, ranking among the top five largest tourist exhibitions in the world. Each year new destinations and products are presented at MITT by over 2,000 exhibitors from 85 countries. This year the domestic tourism section has significantly expanded, where leading tour operators, hotel complexes and participating companies will demonstrate opportunities in the Russian regions, particularly the popular Altai Krai and Crimea.
Year by year MITT grows and develops along with the trends of the tourism services market. This year, therefore, the Medical Tourism section featuring clinics, and medical and health centres from 20 countries, has developed into an independent event – InterMed, the international exhibition on treatment abroad.
One of the aims of the exhibition is to attract investments, create new jobs and develop tourist infrastructure. I am sure that MITT will play a significant role in expanding the range of tourist destinations, and in strengthening existing and creating new business contacts in this area.
MITT importance for the Russian tourism industry is highly valued by state authorities and industry associations. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the State Duma Committee on Culture, the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, the Chair of the Moscow City Committee for Tourism and the Hotel Industry, the Russian Union of the Travel Industry, the Russian Geographical Society, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, and the Tourism Alliance for their support for and cooperation in the running of the exhibition.
I wish exhibitors and visitors of the exhibition efficient work, new contacts and success in implementing all set plans.
A. V. Shtalenkov