Friday, May 17, 2019
Russia will host two travel events in September 2019. While Moscow will host OTDYKH 2019 travel expo; Saint Petersburg will host the 23rd General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). These two travel events will boost Russia MICE industry.
It is the first time that the UNWTO’s biennial event will be hosted by the Russian Federation. The event which will see the participation of 156 countries will be held on September 9. The 25th edition OTDYKH Leisure International Russian Travel Market will be held on Sept. 10-12, at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow.
According to EUROEXPO, the 2019 OTDYKH expo and the 23rd General Assembly of the UNWTO, two landmark events for the Russian travel industry, mark not only an important development in Russian travel but also a fantastic opportunity for companies in the travel industry looking to take advantage of the lucrative Russian market. Both events can conveniently be attended, as Moscow and St. Petersburg are connected by a high-speed train.
OTDYKH will once more include a Hosted Buyers Program. Suppliers will have the opportunity to network with a selected group of hosted buyers in the interest of forging valuable working relationships. Last year the expo invited 40 hosted buyers from across 32 cities in Russia. In addition to the Russian regions, Indonesia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, India, Spain, Greece, Serbia, China, Thailand and Sri Lanka, are among the 900 participants featured in the expo.
Over 38,000 visitors attended the OTDYKH expo in 2018, as well as 287 media attendees from 80 media partners. 2019 will feature multiple conference halls with guest speakers and exclusive live performances. The business program will combine all relevant sectors of the tourism value chain, from MICE and Luxury Travel to Health and Gourmet Travel.
Russia MICE industry is deepening its footprints.