Otdykh LEISURE and My Planet Travel Awards Announce Partnership

7 March, 2011 Otdykh LEISURE, Russias most important autumn tourism event, and the My Planet Travel Awards have agreed to join forces as partners, thereby cementing the third week of September as the vital date for everyone with an interest in Russias rapidly developing tourism sector.

Otdykh LEISURE is organised by Euroexpo and is part of the Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week MaTIw the leading industry exhibition in Russia and a must-attend event for international tourism professionals.

I am delighted that we are working closely with Otdykh LEISURE, Russias leading autumn travel trade show, said Sergei Kolushev, Managing Director, Eventica Communications, organisers of the My Planet Travel Awards. Teaming up with Otdykh is a natural fit for The My Planet Travel Awards as we celebrate the most popular destinations, resorts and services in the eyes of Russian tourists.

Through the partnership, participants and exhibitors at Otdykh LEISURE will benefit from special promotional opportunities at The My Planet Travel Awards. Otdykh LEISURE will be promoted as partner of the My Planet Travel Awards through the nomination and public voting campaigns, on Moya Planeta TV and at the awards ceremony and gala dinner.

Reinhard Glanzner, CEO, Euroexpo, said We know from our long-standing clients the largest tour operators, national and regional tourism offices and companies from all over the world that there is a great appetite to know more about the tastes of Russian tourists. We welcome The My Planet Travel Awards as valuable addition to Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week, providing a snapshot of the growth of this dynamic market.


Jonti Small
Director, My Planet Travel Awards
T: +44 207 183 2560

Ekaterina Kohlhauser
Director, Otdykh LEISURE
Tel: +43 1 230 85 35 31

About the My Planet Travel Awards

Voted for exclusively by the Russian public and by Russian travel industry professionals, the My Planet Travel Awards celebrate the most popular destinations, resorts and services in the eyes of Russian tourists and travel industry professionals. Following a nationwide awareness campaign, thanks to the coverage of the events TV partners, and a public online vote, the awards will culminate with a gala dinner at which the winners will be announced. With guests from Russia and around the world, the dinner will take place in September 2011. The Awards are a unique partnership with Russias main state television group, All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), represented by Moya Planeta TV, Russias leading travel and leisure network. www.myplanetravelawards.com

About Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week

Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week (MaTIw) is the main autumn event for Russias tourism market. MaTIw is fully supported by the Russian Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy and by the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation. MaTIw combines three specialised professional exhibitions. Otdykh LEISURE is the traditional autumn international travel exhibition in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Each year, starting from 1995, Otdykh LEISURE marks the opening of the new winter season. LUXURY Leisure is Russias only exhibition for all spheres of exclusive travel. MIBEXPO Russia is the leading forum in the growing meeting & incentive industry in Russia providing a cost effective platform for international suppliers to meet key players of the Russian MICE market. www.matiw.com 08.03.2011

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