Photo Report of the Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week MATIW 2013

Photo Report of the Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week MATIW 2013

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1. Opening ceremony of the Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week MATIW-2013

Among the honoured guests who welcomed the exhibitors and guests, there were Kirill Anisimov, General Director of “Euroexpo”, Alexander Radkov, Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism, Sergey Shpilko, Head of Moscow Tourism and Hospitality Committee, Yuri Barzykin, Vice President of the Russian Union of Tourism Industry, and Maya Lomidze, Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia

The honoured guests wished the participants fruitful work and noted the exhibition growth, wide business programme, excellent organization, and congratulated the organizers with a new round of the exhibition development: the event re-branding from MATIW на OTDYKH

2. The exposition of 22,000 sq m covered 4 exhibition halls. 1480 companies from 100 countries and regions of Russia participated in the exhibition. Leading tour operators, travel agencies, national tourism boards, Russian regional tourism administrations represented their programmes for the coming season to the partners and clients

3. NTK Intourist was a traditional Strategic Partner of Otdykh Leisure exhibition. The Partners of “Modern IT Tools for Travel Industry” Conference were VOROSHILOVA AND PARTNERS and AVIA CENTRE. The Sponsor of the Hosted Buyer programme was TEZ Tour and KIHAAD Maldives. The Officila Partner of MIBEXPO Russia 2013 was Tour Express

4. OTDYKH Leisure has been a traditional travel & tourism exhibition that brings together tour operators, national tourism offices, and travel agencies from all over the world for 19 years

5. OTDYKH Leisure has shown the active development: the main trend of the show was the exposition growth

The stands of TEZ Tour and Coral Travel occupied a separate hall

6. Some national tourism boards significantly increased their stands, for example Dubai

7. MATIW-2013 newcomers. Among the exhibition newcomers there were the National Tourism Office of Serbia, France Montagnes Association, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tour Operators Association of Maldives, Tourism Office Andalusia, as well as companies from Georgia, Armenia and other countries. Among MIBEXPO Russia-2013 newcomers there were MyLuxTrip (Germany), Grupa Trip (Poland), Transit Group Limited (China), and LIVINGSTON airlines (Italy). Among LUXURY Leisure-2013 newcomers there were the National stand of Austria representing exclusive Tyrolean alpine resorts, PanAmerican Travel (Panama) individual tours organizer, Moroccan Luxury Events that offered de-luxe MICE tours, and others. For the first time the Seoul Tourism Office participated in medical tourism exposition, representing 8 best clinics of Seoul. “Bangkok Hospital Phuket” represented the treatment programmes in Thailand. The visitors got the detailed information about treatment and wellness programmes from MCM Medical GmbH (Austria), Terme KRKA (Slovenia), and other exhibitors

8. 30 Russian regions represented their destinations and tourist products

9. In 2013 there were two special expositions at OTDYKH Leisure: Travel Technology Village and Media Village. The Travel Technology Village hosted the IT companies working in the travel & tourism market. This exposition was of great success among the travel industry experts. This year many IT technology leaders, including TripAdvisor joined the exposition. In addition to the companies representing the latest IT technologies and software, the Travel Technology Village hosted special events: presentations of the leading IT companies, seminars, trainings and master classes

10. Media village offered a special area for travel press and mass media. This year the exhibition’s General Information Partner was the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK). The joint project of the Organizers and VGTRK was a Press Centre in the Media Village that included a producing studio and a press zone for the journalists. The live interviews with industry leaders, representatives of the Russian regions tourism authorities, exhibitors from Russia and abroad were broadcast from the exhibition’s producing studio

11. The 9th International Meetings Industry and Business Travel Exhibition & Conference MIBEXPO Russia was the annual meeting place of MICE industry experts: operators, organizers of business trips, incentive tours, promotional trips, training sessions, conventions and conferences, as well as representatives of convention centres, hotels, hotel chains and airlines

12. The only exhibition of luxury tourism in Russia, LUXURY Leisure for the 8th time represented de-luxe and premium class services: exclusive resorts, hotels, villas, SPA destinations, luxury cruises, yachting, first class transportation services, educational programmes, vine and gourmet tours, individual tours. 13. Medical Tourism, SPA & Health exposition organized within LUXURY Leisure demonstrated Russian and international spa resorts, recreation centres, thalasso treatment centres, as well as medical clinics and diagnostic centres

13. Medical Tourism, SPA & Health exposition organized within LUXURY Leisure demonstrated Russian and international spa resorts, recreation centres, thalasso treatment centres, as well as medical clinics and diagnostic centres.

14. A lounge area for travel agents’ relaxation was organized together with the MITIW’s Strategic Internet Partner Profi.Travel

Business Programme

15. MATIW 2013 hosted over 150 business events. The press conference dedicated to the MATIW 2013 opening took place on 17 September. During the press conference the Organizers presented the new image of the exhibition’s anniversary edition in 2014

16. The Gala Reception dedicated to the exhibition opening that took place on 17 September. The official part included the exhibitors awarding with commemorative diplomas, as well as ATOR Travel Awards 2013 and Barnabas Lakatos ANTOR Awards ceremony.

17. The 9th International Meeting Industry and Business Travel Conference MIBEXPO Russia took place on 17 September. The Conference is the traditional key event of MIBEXPO Russia that is very popular among MICE specialists. The Official Conference Partner was Tour Express, the tour operator on Latin America

18. The 9th International Conference for Wellness and Medical Travel “MEDICAL TOURISM, SPA & HEALTH” took place on the second day of MATIW-2013 on 18 September within the Luxury Leisure exhibition. The Conference highlighted the most topical issues of outbound and inbound health and medical tourism

19. The 2nd Conference “Modern IT tools for travel industry” took place on 19 September 2013. The Conference was supported by VOROSHILOVA AND PARTNERS and AVIA CENTRE. More than 300 representatives of travel agencies, hotel chains, marketing and IT specialists participated in the Conference

20. The central stage hosted spectacular musical performance

21. There were spectacular shows, contests and master classes at the exhibitors’ stand

22. The Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week MATIW-2013 was visited by 62 000 people.

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