I am happy to welcome organizers, participants and guests of the 11th International Travel Fair Intourmarket-2016!
The travel industry of Russia has changed dramatically during this year. We faced serious challenges which however managed to overcome successfully, having protected consumer interests and prevented crisis of the industry.
The market structure has changed: there is a positive drift towards domestic and incoming tourism. Today the national travel industry has all opportunities to become a high-yielding economy branch and Russian regions can create a basis for sustainable social-economic development by implementing their travel potential.
Our mission is to upscale efforts aimed at creating a necessary infrastructure for further development of tourism, formation of competitive tourist product in all regions, efficient market promotion of unique national tourist proposals.
For many years the Intourmarket Travel Fair has been a significant platform for networking of government authorities’ representatives and the tourist community regarding developing of tourism and tourism-related sectors and presentation of tourist potential of the regions and establishing business contacts.
I am convinced that the Intourmarket-2016 Travel Fair will be an efficient platform where Fair participants display products for target audience; maintain a constructive dialogue and effective cooperation.
I wish all guests and participants of the Fair fruitful work, interesting pastime and achievement of all set targets!
Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism