I am delighted to welcome organizers, participants and guests of the 11th International Travel Fair “Intourmarket”.
Today our country is facing major strategic challenges of developing the real economy. Among them is modernization of the national tourism industry, provision of competitiveness of the Russian tourism, formation of Russia’s image as an interesting, comfortable and safe destination.
It is tourism that stands a good chance to become a new sustainable driver of the economy of the constituents of the Russian Federation and especially the territories devoid of conditions favorable for industrial development.
The current share of tourism in the national GDP is 1,5% while the world average is 10%. It means that the national tourism industry possesses a vast spare capacity.
Effective market promotion of national tourist products is an important prerequisite of dynamic development of domestic and inbound tourism. The “Intourmarket” annual fair with its long-standing traditions contributes to addressing the problem. This is an important event the significance of which is not limited by presentation of domestic tourism proposals. The fair allows its participants to become well-informed in latest trends of the industry development including changes in legislation, technologies of generation, promotion and sales of tourist product and many other issues inseparable from successful development of the tourist industry.
I wish all participants and guests of the “Intourmarket-2016” Fair fruitful work, expansion of business contacts and implementation of set objectives!