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MITT announces its inaugural ministerial summit in Moscow

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Russia’s largest B2B international travel and tourism exhibition, MITT, will soon be returning to Moscow. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, MITT will take place on 20‐23 March 2013 at the ExpoCentre.

MITT-logoOver 80,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s event, which will open with a ministerial summit, held on 20th March in Expocentre’s conference hall. The Minister of Culture, Vladimir Medinskiy, as well as international tourism ministers and leading experts, will discuss issues influencing the international inbound and outbound tourism market.

Cuba, the Partner Country of MITT 2013, will also be represented at the summit, as Manuel Marrero Cruz, the Minister of Tourism will attend the event. Estefania Escobar, Head of Cuba’s Tourism Office in Russia said, “Becoming the Partner Country of MITT, especially in its 20th anniversary year, gives us excellent opportunities for future growth”.

Showcasing the latest and most exciting travel developments, MITT will feature 3,000 exhibiting companies from 197 destinations, and is hailed as a key platform for industry professionals to network and communicate with senior level decision‐makers. Sergey Kanaev, Director, DTCM in Russia states: “MITT’s role in establishing the Russian travel market cannot be underestimated.”

MITT 2013 will feature an array of new destinations, with Guatemala, Uruguay, Paraguay, Philippines and Ecuador making their first appearances. In recent years, both Guatemala and Uruguay governments have focused on tourism development, with increased investment in tourist attractions, centres and hotels. This, coupled with the countries’ relaxed visa rules for Russian tourists, makes participating at MITT 2013 a major step towards their goal of increasing visitor numbers.

Maria Badakh, Head of Sales, ITE Group plc comments: “Despite the economic downturn in Europe, the Russian outbound tourism market remains strong, as 47.8 million tourists travelled in 2012, an increase of 9.5% from 2011. I’m delighted to welcome more newcomers to the show this year.”
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