The Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT), Russia’ s largest travel show, returns for its 24th edition on March 14–16 in Moscow. Up to 28,000 travel industry professionals and over 1,600 exhibitors are expected to attend the event taking place at the Expocentre in Moscow.
According to MITT organizer, ITE Group, 2017 marks a more powerful year for Russian tourism. Traveller traffic through Moscow Vnukovo Airport terminal grew by 49.5 percent to at least 1.8 million passengers in January 2017 compared to the same month last year. Passengers to Russia included visitors from Phuket, Bangkok, Goa, Istanbul, Milan, Larnaca and Dubai.
Leading tour operators collaborating with the largest portfolio agents in Russia, will present their traditional and new market trend destinations at MITT 2017. There will be many participants from Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Americas and Islands.
More than 50 Russian regions and resorts will take part at their own stands. The representatives of the hotels, worldwide hotel chains, national airlines, car rental companies will join the stands of the destination organisations and other hosting companies.
Russia’s largest tour operators including 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, are attending MITT 2017.
Destinations returning to MITT after an absence include Botswana, Jamaica, Kerala (India), Romania, Tanzania, the Dominican Republic, Thailand and Japan.
“The Russian outbound market provides definitely picked up in 2016”, said ITE Group’s International Sales Director, Maria Badakh. “We had a lot of interest for MITT from well-established regions, but also managed to attract new exhibitors, such as Venezuela, Burundi, Palestine and Andhra Pradesh (India)”, she said.
Spain will be the “Partner Country” of MITT 2017, as 2017 marks the “Year of Cultural Tourism” between Spain and Russia.
The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is an official media partner of MITT 2017.