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

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Russian tourism flows to Cuba double in 2017

Russian tourism flows to Cuba double in 2017

The number of Russian tourists travelling to Cuba over the first six months of 2017 more than doubled in comparison to the same period last year. The Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) announced the figures citing the Cuban Ministry of Tourism in Russia.

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Italy: Russians can’t get enough

Italy: Russians can’t get enough

Italy and tourism go hand in hand – a fact Russian tourists know extremely well. A generous number of daily flights to five major Italian airports, in tandem with a rock-solid tourism sector, makes the nation a favourite outbound destination for the Russian market.

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Russian tourism flows to Vietnam rise by more than 50%

Russian tourism flows to Vietnam rise by more than 50%

In the first six months of 2017, 313,500 Russian tourists travelled to Vietnam. This is a rise of 53.4% from the same period last year, reports the Association of Tour Operators of Russia citing data from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

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Destination Focus: Greece

Destination Focus: Greece

With the landscape of Russia's tourism market changing in the past couple of years, some nations have been picking up more of the country's outbound tourists.

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Tourism flows from Russia to Turkey to exceed pre-crisis levels

Tourism flows from Russia to Turkey to exceed pre-crisis levels

By the end of the 2017, the number of Russian tourists travelling to Turkey is expected to exceed that of 2015. Osman Sober, Head of the Turkish Hoteliers Federation TUROFED, shared the prediction after receiving promising statistics from January-June 2017.

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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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