I would like to welcome all exhibitors, organizers and guests to the 20th International Russian Travel Market “OTDYKH-2014”.
In spite of current economic, political and social difficulties in the global society, tourism continues to develop, and the anniversary edition of “OTDYKH” that for 20 years has become a significant event and one of the leading business platforms for tourism industry proves this fact. Since 1995 the annual international travel & tourism exhibition has brought together representatives of the regions of Russia, national tourism offices, tour operators, hotels, educational establishments and other players of the tourist market.
During the exhibition’s business programme events the participants will discuss pressing issues of health, medical, business tourism development, application of IT technologies, creation of modern infrastructure and implementation of tourism projects in Russia.
I am confident that the Forum’s work and the taken resolutions will positively influence to the problems solving of tourism industry development. I would like to wish the exhibitors, organizers and guests fruitful work and much success.
Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Social Policy