Following the success of the 2019 event, OTDYKH Leisure Fair 2020, the annual travel market in Russia will be back and the early bird registration is now open. Next year’s highly anticipated three-day event will take place at the Expocentre in Moscow from the 8 – 10 September 2020.
Travel companies seeking to tap into the vast and ever-growing Russian travel market should not miss this event. From 2016 to 2017, Russian outbound tourism increased by an impressive 25%, rising a further 5.8% in 2018. With a population of almost 145 million, and given its key positioning between Europe and Asia, Russia is a key player in the global travel industry with huge potential for companies providing travel-related services. Russians also reportedly spend on average 42% more per person, per foreign holiday than their European counterparts.
In 2018, Russia placed 8th on a UNTWO report which ranked countries by their contribution to outbound tourism. Russia’s total spending amounted to USD 31.1 billion, up almost 30% from the previous year. These statistics point to a flourishing trend in Russian outbound travel, and well as lucrative opportunities for companies looking to harness the Russian market.
The OTDYKH Leisure Fair 2020 will see the return of business networking events. The event welcomed almost 15,000 industry experts with 600 exhibitors from 35 countries and 41 Russian regions in 2019.
Highlights of the travel market included a series of exclusive B2B marketing events for exhibitors, such as roundtable meetings between leading Russian tour operators and international organisations. Other features included a sales-call service, expert workshops and the B2B Speed Dating service which facilitated one-on-one meetings at exhibitors’ stands.
Moreover, the highly popular Hosted Buyer program will also be making a comeback next year, establishing hundreds of meetings between high-level buyers, tour operators and travel agencies.
The Business Program in 2019 was comprised of 45 business events with over 150 speakers and almost 2,700 participants.
Early bird booking rates are valid until 31 December 2019. Sign up now! For further information please contact Ms. Anna Huber at email@example.com or +43 1 230 85 35