26th Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition
12–14 March 2019 • Expocentre, Moscow

Discussion: Focus on Russia

The Russian domestic tourism market learned another lesson: after the boom in demand for domestic travel in 2016, the 2017 season showed a marked decrease in domestic tourism. Is it just Turkey's return to the market to blame? What else could have consolidated 2016's success? Ahead of Egypt's return to the market, will this provide a further blow to domestic tourism? How can we develop domestic tourism and make it more effective? Leading experts will discuss all this and more at Discussion: Focus on the Russian Tourism Industry.

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Issues to be discussed:

  • Will Egypt's return to the market contribute to the further decline in domestic tourism? How to properly plan for the season and effectively analyse results. 
  • What awaits us for the 2018 season? The FIFA World Cup 2018 and tourism - rivals or partners?
  • How to attract tourists to regions off the beaten track, and how to maintain them
  • Unexpected rating: the top 20 Russian regions for sanatorium resorts
  • Promoting a region or company on social media - does it work? 
  • All-inclusive Russian style - what should the tourism industry know?

Renowned industry experts and thought leaders will share their viewpoints:
 

Sergei Spilko, President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry
Sergei Voytovich, General Directorm Svoy TS 
Аlexey Vysokanov, General Director, Atelika
Sergei Romashkin, General Director, Delfin
Аnton Safronov, General Director, 7 Vetrov

Moderator: Irina Tyurina, Press Secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry and Editor in Chief of RATA news

The second half of the event will take place as a discussion with representatives of tour operators on the domestic market, regional tourism administrations, and tourism industry specialists sharing their projections for the new season. 

The event will take place with support from the Russian Union of Travel Industry.