What’s in store at MITT 2018 – the 25th anniversary edition

Create: 02/13/2018 - 16:37
Only a few weeks remain until Moscow’s Expocentre opens its doors to thousands of travel industry professionals for MITT 2018, the Moscow International Travel and Tourism exhibition.
 
 
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Russia’s leading travel show is marking its 25th anniversary and it’s an event not to be missed – here’s why:
 
New destinations and fresh companies 
 
MITT’s reputation as the go-to event for the Russian travel market has drawn many new companies to the show this year. With confidence in the Russian market high, the event will provide a vibrant showcase of diverse travel destinations and a hotspot for business development within the travel industry.
 
Just a few of the exhibitors stepping out onto the show floor for the first time include Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, the Altai Republic, and Novosibirsk Oblast.
 
This year, a series of new countries and regions will join the exhibition with group stands: Dubai, Brazil, Karnataka, Sri Lanka, Sarajevo, Goa, South Africa, Slovakia, and San Marino.
 
Following a hugely successful 2017 for Dubai – welcoming 288,000 Russian tourists, a year-on-year rise of 96% – the Emirate is not only joining MITT for the first time but will also appear as Partner Destination.
 
Turkey’s momentous return to the Russian market in 2017 has led the country to present its largest showcase at MITT ever, bringing a vast array of new companies such as Kımeros Park Holiday Village, Silence Beach Resort, and Ela Quality Resort.
 
MITT Tourbusiness 365 
 
As the travel industry enters a new era driven by increased demands from tourists (year-round availability, new experiences, and increased customer service), the show’s programme of events – titled MITT Tourbusiness 365 – has been reinvigorated to provide invaluable content for professionals in this competitive market.
 
The line-up will include 10 major sessions, feature over 80 renowned speakers – opinion leaders and experts in their fields – and cover around 60 pressing industry issues. Brand new events for this year include:
 
- Travel Trends – an overview of market trends and their impact on doing business
- Market Shocks – a major panel discussion on market disruptions and their consequences
- Family Business in Travel – an interactive session on family businesses in the travel sector
 
The full MITT Tourbusiness 365 programme will be announced soon. 
 
Networking opportunities
 
MITT 2018 is the ideal place to establish business relationships with destinations, tour operators, and travel service companies. As Russia’s largest event of its kind and one of the top five annual travel exhibitions in the world, it is the first port of call for companies interested in accessing the Russian market. Meet all the major players in one place, find new business partners, and acquire exclusive offers.
 
Explore the world
 
It wouldn’t be MITT without a full spread of travel opportunities to discover.
 
From Jamaica to Jordan, Taiwan to Tanzania – MITT is your chance to meet the whole world in one place. The 25th anniversary edition will feature exhibitors from almost every country in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and Africa.
 
Russia too will be widely represented – over 60 regions and resorts will showcase their offerings on individual stands.
 
Join the travel industry for three days of vibrant travel-oriented business at MITT 2018.

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MITT
Held annually, MITT is one of the top five travel exhibitions in the world and is highly valued by the international tourism community. Founded in 1994, the MITT exhibition has earned its reputation as the place to do business. With over 1,600 participating companies from around the global, MITT is the key meeting place for the industry and an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and clients. In addition, it enables participants to increase awareness of their destination, present their new programmes and gain a real feel for the Russian travel market.