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Russia’s largest B2B Travel Event Started

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Russia’s largest B2B international travel and tourism exhibition, MITT opened its doors on Wednesday by Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz.

The 20th Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) Fair is going to take place until March 23, 2013 at the ExpoCentre. Over 80,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s event.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Cuban Tourism Minister Marrero Cruz said that the heroic Russian people have always supported the island of the freedom in different fields, and tourism is today the bridge to strengthen the friendship and solidarity between our fraternal peoples.

For Cuba, the Russian market is one of the fastest growth rates in recent years, with a record of visits in 2012 that exceeded 10 percent (more than 86,000 tourists), compared to the previous year.

MITT features 3,000 exhibiting companies from 197 destinations. MITT 2013 features an array of new destinations, with Guatemala, Uruguay, Paraguay, Philippines and Ecuador making their first appearances.

MITT-logoAfter attending ITM tourism fair in Moscow last week, Turkey is also taking place at MITT with more participation and will actively promote Turkey here as well.

Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry Culture and Information Counselor in Moscow, Russian Federation; Mr. Celal Kılıç is representing Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry at MITT. Mr. Kılıç reported that Turkey will make regional promotion with its touristic destinations. Antalya, Izmir, Istanbul and Anatolia will be on the spotlight.

“Istanbul has recorded 16 percent increase in Russia in 2012. This year, higher than 20 percent increase is expected” added Mr. Kılıç.

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