INTOURMARKET-2018
March 10-12, 2018
Moscow, "Crocus Expo", Pav.#2

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6th summit of Russia-China Tourism Forum will be held within the framework of the 13th International travel fair “INTOURMARKET-2018”

20.12.2017

On March 11- 12, 2018 at “Crocus Expo”, Pavilion 2, within the framework of the 13th International travel fair “Intourmarket-2018, there will be held the 6th summit of Russia-China Tourism Forum, which will be focused on the promotion of new tourist destinations, perspective issues of inbound and outbound flows as well as “Chinese factor” as a driver of global tourism.

The organizer of the summit is the Travel Association “World Without Borders”, supported by Federal Agency for tourism and China National Tourism Administration. The head of the Organizing Committee in 2018 is Mr. Igor Fomin, member of the Council of Federation of the RF Federal Assembly.

Russia-China Tourism Forum has been launched in 2012 and since then has been the main platform for discussion of the prospects of cooperation between Russia and China in the sphere of tourism and humanitarian exchanges, the meeting place for representatives of tourist business, state authority boards and public organizations, the tribune for signing important agreements between relevant organization of the co-partner countries.

Nowadays Russia-China Tourism Forum — is the unique business platform for systematic dialogue between state national tourism administrations and representatives of tourism business of Russia and China as well as between enterprises and organizations of Russia and China on various industry issues.

The last 5th Russia-China Forum in March, 2017 gathered more than 700 representatives of the industry, heads of international companies and corporations, leading speakers and experts in the sphere of incoming tourism, representatives of federal and industry mass media. The major theme of the Forum appeared to be innovation models development of promotion tourist destinations and programs of service adapted to Russia and China.

The relevance and importance of the Forum as platform for discussion is highly appreciated by all participants of the business program. They mark that business contacts and long-term agreements, concluded during the Forum in tourism sphere, significantly define the vector of progress in Russia-China tourism exchange and favorably affect the overall volumes of inbound and outbound flows between Russia and China.

China tourist flow in Russia holds confidently the leadership and has demonstrated a stable dynamic raise of incoming tourism to Russia since 2013. This defines it as the premier mass direction of inbound tourism.

According to the Travel Association “World without Borders”, during 9 months of 2017 only on visa-free basis the Russia was visited by 840 000 Chinese tourists, that is — on 24% more than at the same period of 2016.

One of the main objectives of the 6th summit 2018 is to study international experience in development of Chinese tourists’ industry reception, the formation and promotion of tourist products taking into account specification of Chinese culture and easing the language barrier, consolidation of experience to improve the quality of service and render tourist services.

Within the framework of 2-days summit business program, there will be held sessions and conferences on the most vital topics regarding further development of Russia-China relationship and cooperation in tourism sphere.

The experts will discuss the topics of professional personnel training for the industry of tourism, methods of support of investment projects, the issues of marketing and specification of markets, the conditions of reception of tourists during the World Football Cup 2018, the prospects of non-visa development basis, promotion of interregional and thematic routs and other up-to-day subjects.

The unified platform of the Forum will allow Russian organizations to demonstrate to Chinese business community the unique tourist resources of Russia, to attract attention to various types of tourism: cultural-cognitive, business, active, “red route”, recreational, ecological and others, as well as to invite to participate in investment projects for tourist infrastructure development on the Russian territory.

The Travel Association “World Without Borders” during 15 years has been coordinating the interrelations between tour business and national tourism boards of Russia and China in different aspects of international tourism, including realization of its own projects in tourist sphere. Russia-China Tourism Forum’2018 is the 6th edition organized by the Travel Association “World Without Borders” .

It was launched in 2012 in Beijing, followed in 2013 by business meeting of tour experts at the Forum in Shanghai within the framework of the close of the Year of Russian tourism in China.

Since 2014 the Russia-China Forum has been held in Moscow.

To get acquainted with the Program of the Forum, pls. login into website: www.russiachinaforum.com


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