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MITT 2016: Russia to Welcome Greece ‘Home’


2016 marks yet another year of participation for the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT). The event will take place on March 23 – 26, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.

MITT_1Greece will exhibit with its leading operators and a large presentation of the country’s attractive regions. As a result of a recent bilateral agreement between the two countries, next year will be the “Year of Greece” in Russia and the “Year of Russia” in Greece. Special events will take place across both countries to promote Greece and Russian culture, traditions and values.

“It is a very special year for us and for Greece in Russia. Many Greek heritage items from the ancient to modern times will travel to and across Russia to be shown to our Russian friends”, Polykarpos Efstathiou, Director of the GNTO in Russia and CIS, said.

“It is not just exhibitions or theatre shows, it is a warm welcome to all of the Russian citizens to travel to Greece – a home to our common values and a safe destination for all”, Mr Efstathiou added.

“Welcome Home”

The “Welcome Home” motto will be used to promote the “Year of Greece” in Russia. The motto is part of a philosophy that all Greeks share and is an invitation for visitors to indulge in Greek culture in Moscow.

MITT_Greece_IMG_2188At MITT 2016, visitors to Greece’s stand will be able to take part in contests to win one of the many trips to Greece, advertised through the GNTO Facebook page. The Facebook page will also be offering special priced travel packages that can only be booked onsite at MITT 2016.

The MITT trade show traditionally marks the beginning of the region’s spring-summer tourism season. It is Russia’s largest and longest running travel and tourism exhibition, and one of the world’s top five industry events.

MITT 2016 expects to connect over 1,850 travel companies from over 190 countries and regions.

Many destinations will return to the 23rd edition of MITT, including: Bulgaria, Catalunya, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia and several other countries/regions. The tour operator Biblio Globus will have a large stand to maintain their presence in the market and showcase their latest travel packages.

Travel industry representatives can register for their complimentary e-ticket online. For more information, please visit

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is an official media partner of MITT 2016.

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