25th Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition
13–15 March 2018 • Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow

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Sector spotlight: Health tourism in Thailand

Sector spotlight: Health tourism in Thailand

A million Russians a year come to Thailand, and the share of them coming for the country’s top-quality medical treatment is growing by the year. A delegation from the Department of Health Service Support in Thailand’s Ministry of Public health visited MITT 2017, and we spoke to them about why the Russians come, and why more of them are coming in 2017 and for many years to come.

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Guam: taking Russians to paradise

Guam: taking Russians to paradise

After a lean few years, the Guam Visitors Bureau is looking to bring visitors numbers back into the five-figure range – and it’s looking good so far, with numbers increasing every month in 2017 so far. We spoke to Mark Manglona, the North American and Pacific Marketing Manager for the Guam Visitors Bureau, about what the island is doing this year to boost its tourist numbers.

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MITT Annual Award 2017 winners – congratulations!

MITT Annual Award 2017 winners – congratulations!

The MITT Annual Awards ceremony, which runs every year to recognise the effort exhibitors make with their stands and participation, took place at Expocentre Moscow on 14 and 15th March.

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Russian tourism in Egypt: making up for lost time

Russian tourism in Egypt: making up for lost time

In our latest Destination Focus, we look at one of the favourite holiday spots for Russian tourists – Egypt. The suspension of charter flights between the two countries looks to be on the verge of ending, and Egypt’s tourism authorities are not going to miss this opportunity to grab their market share back.

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Russians in Spain: ‘We share a culture, we share a soul’

Russians in Spain: ‘We share a culture, we share a soul’

With an enormous amount of flight connections and a rich history of tourism, Spain has always been a favourite among Russian visitors. This position has solidified in 2016 – over a million Russians took the hop across Europe to holiday in Spain. Luis Boves Martín, the Director of Turespaña in Russia, reflects on a successful year for Spain and talks about why the Russia-Spain relationship is about more than the sun and the sea.

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Destination focus: Czech Republic

Destination focus: Czech Republic

One of the Central European countries known as the Visegrad Four, the Czech Republic is a traditional destination for Russians, and it has an extremely strong brand. A powerful combination of shared heritage, Russian-language proficiency, and the spa offerings that Russians love helped the Czech Republic welcome over 400,000 Russians in 2016.

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Russian tourist spend rises 40% in 2016, study shows

Russian tourist spend rises 40% in 2016, study shows

It is official – Russian tourists are back among the big spenders. A survey of Russian households by market research firm Ipsos Comcon, presented on the first day of the MITT 2017 travel exhibition in Moscow, has shown that total spend by Russians holidaying abroad rose an incredible 40% over 2016 – even though the actual number of tourists declined over the same period.

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Meet Russia’s largest tour operators

Meet Russia’s largest tour operators

Pre-registering before the event ensures that you skip the queue at arrival, giving you more time to meet Russia’s largest tour operators: Anex Tour, Intourist, TEZ Tour, TUI, PAC Group, Mouzenidis, Biblio Globus, Natalie Tours, Art Tour, Breeze Line, Line Tour, Gartour, Karlson Tourism, PAKS, Vedi Group, MIR, Tourtrans Voyage, Vremya Tour, Vodohod, Infoflot, Alean, Delfin, Multitour, Profkurort, Kripton and Tari Tour, to name a few.

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Turkish tourism sector at MITT 2017

Turkish tourism sector at MITT 2017

The entire Turkish tourism sector will be at MITT 2017 to meet Russian partners ahead of the upcoming and long-awaited season.

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