Tourism Exhibition “Expotravel” was held in Ekaterinburg
“Expotravel-2016” completed its work on weekend in Yekaterinburg. According to the official website of the city administration, the event was attended by over 220 participants October 7-8.
At the same time, the visitors drew attention to the fact that the number of federal tour operators reduced to a minimum. Thus, among the companies included in the TOP 10, only "Natalie Tours" presented with its own stand. "If earlier “Expotravel” was a meeting place of market participants, where they actively communicated, concluded contracts - for the last five years the format itself outlives its usefulness.
Large tour operators one by one refuse to participate in it, and it automatically becomes uninteresting for travel agencies. “At forum “ITIF” in Sochi I saw a completely different picture, an effective way to communicate, when at the same work place tour operators, and travel agents, and hoteliers, and guides - were collected together. And I would like to transformed our event in Yekaterinburg into something similar", - shared her observations the manager of the "Geography" travel agencies network Elena Shubina. At the same time, she stressed that among the useful “Expotravel” options is the ability to communicate with the authorities, which the exhibition provides for the Ural businessmen for the second year. Within the framework of “Expotravel”, the representatives of the Federal Tourism Agency, as well as non-governmental organizations, such as the "Turpomosch", answered the questions of tourism services providers and retail companies of Yekaterinburg.