OTDYKH 2015 Press release

On 15-18 September 2015 the IEC “Crocus Expo” hosts Otdykh International Travel Market, comprising of the following events:

  • Otdykh Leisure, 21st International Trade Fair for Tourism;
  • Otdykh MICE, 11th International Meetings Industry and Business Travel Exhibition & Conference;
  • Otdykh LUXURY, 11th International Trade Fair for Luxury Travel;
  • Otdykh Medical Tourism, Spa&Health, 11th International Conference and Exposition for Wellness and Medical Travel.


Euroexpo LLC (Moscow) — a member of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), and Euroexpo Exhibitions & Congress Development GmbH (Vienna).


Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, Russian Union of Travel Industry, Association of Tour Operators of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.


Country Partner of OTDYKH: Serbia

Sponsor of OTDYKH Registration and Gourmet Projects: Mexico

Sponsor of Invitation Ticket: Dominican Republic

Sponsor of Exhibition Guide: Pegas Touristik

Sponsor of OTDYKH MICE Conference: Interservice Group Logistic

Official Partners of IT Conference in tourism “Business case tour profi 2.0”: Excursiopedia, Web Palace, “Voroshilova and Partners”

Partners of “You are our future” Conference: SuperJob and Business Travel Job

Official Partner of “Tasteful Journey” cooking master classes: “KhlebSol” magazine with Yulia Vysotskaya

The Official Hotel is Kassado Plaza. The Hotel provides special rates for accommodation and free shuttle service to IEC “Crocus Expo” to all exhibitors and visitors.


  • Over 700 exhibitors from 70 countries and Russia’s regions
  • Over 150 business programme events
  • Expected visitors: over 65,000 during 4 exhibition days
  • Exposition area: 19,000 sq. m


Exhibiting countries: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Bulgaria, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Venezuela, Vietnam, Germany, Georgia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Israel, India, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Cyprus, China, Colombia, Cuba, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Norway, UAE, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, the USA, Thailand, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Finland, Czech Republic Sri Lanka, Estonia.

Extensive and exclusive expositions will be demonstrated by Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah emirates; China, Egypt, Turkey, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic, Slovakia, Andorra, Bulgaria, Mexico, Serbia, Moscow Exhibition and Convention Agency.

Among the major exhibiting tour operators there are Pegas Tourisrtik, Coral Travel, Tez Tour, Anex Tour, Brisco, Art Tour, Natali Tours and many others.

Russia will be represented by Arkhangelsk region, Vladimir region, Vologda region, Kaliningrad region, Krasnodar region, Moscow region, Murmansk region, Nizhny Novgorod region, Novgorod region, the Republic of Crimea, Ryazan region, Samara region, Smolensk region, Stavropol Territory, the Republic of Tatarstan, Tver region, Tula region, Yaroslavl region.

The “Come from Childhood” Charity Foundation, an exhibitor of OTDYKH will perform an action “I am a small party of life” to raise money for children suffering from various diseases.

The “Amur Tiger” Centre will offer all exhibitors and visitors to take part in Amur tiger conservation both in Russia and internationally.


OTDYKH business programme has been a major highlight of the show for exhibitors and visitors over the decades, offering over 150 co-located events.

On 16 September the Federal Agency for Tourism hosts the All-Russian meeting on actual issues of tourism development. After the meeting of the working group will hold a session on “The Silver Necklace of Russia” project and a round table on “Visit Russia — it’s time to discover Russia”.

The first days of the Forum will be the most intensive for industry professionals due to the traditional Conferences running within the show: OTDYKH MICE International Meetings Industry and Business Travel Conference and OTDYKH Medical Tourism, Spa & Health Conference for Wellness and Medical Travel.

The 4th International IT Conference in tourism “Business case tour profi 2.0” will take place on 17 September. Every year the Conference attracts over 400 delegates and 20 speakers — the representatives of online portals, search systems, social networks, software developers. Among them:, Excursiopedia, Web Palace, Top Trip Tip and others.

The Conference is supported by Excursiopedia, Web Palace and “Voroshilova and Partners” agency.

During the Conference the delegates will be granted an access to MeYou online business networking, which will help them to make acquaintances, to view speakers’ presentations, to participate in the polls.

The 2nd edition of “You are our future” Conference will be held within OTDYKH Leisure. The Conference is designed to help graduate students and young professionals to get useful advices on job searching and find out what employers expect from young professionals. Heads of the leading travel agencies will share their successful experience in career building and give helpful tips, and representatives of HR-departments will speak about the modern model of an ideal applicant. The Conference Partners are SuperJob and Business Travel Job recruiting web portals.

The role of a travel agency in the modern travel industry will be discussed at the TBG Conference that has already become a traditional one at the exhibition’s business programme.

A series of open seminars of OTDYKH Medical Tourism, Spa & Health exhibitors will be running on 17 September in Conference Hall #5. All exhibitors and visitors are welcome to get information about unique offers of clinics, resort and treatment centres from Russia and abroad.

Starting from 15 September the Association for Assistance to Tourist Technologies will hold open seminars on information technology during three exhibition days. LightSoft will host several seminars on brand promotion in social networks with Top Hotels portal.

On the same day the Organizing Committee of the International Festival “The World of Active Longevity” will host a presentation of the All-Russian project “Tourism for seniors”. Vologda, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, Samara regions and Moscow have prepared interesting entertainment programmes, as well as master classes, shows, contests, performances representing Russia’s tourism opportunities.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will host a round table dedicated to cooperation development between museums and travel companies.

On 15 September at 14.00 the Government of Samara region will make a presentation on “100 best scenarios for a weekend on the Volga” in the Conference Hall #3.

The opening of photo exhibition within the All-Russian Festival “Travel at home”, as well as the awarding winner regions of the 2nd All-Russian Festival and Contest of tourism video presentations “The Miracle of Russia” will take place on 15 September. The events are organized by portal.

Travel industry professionals are welcome to attend numerous interesting events prepared by OTDYKH exhibitors. “Natali Tours” will host a series of master classes dedicated to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Caribbean and the Canary Islands, European sightseeing tours, ski resorts in Austria, Italy and Andorra; wellness tours to Czech Republic and Hungary, and sea cruises.

Space Travel jointly with Jordan Tourism Board, Havanatur jointly with the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba, Emirates Airlines jointly with Ras Al Khaimah Emirate will present their destinations.

National tourism offices of Serbia, China, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) will demonstrate the travel opportunities of their countries and destinations to the exhibitors and guests of the show.


Every year the Organizers create favourable conditions for fruitful work of exhibitors and visitors, in addition to business programme improvement of the and new projects implementation.

  • Special rates for accommodation and transfer to IEC “Crocus Expo” for exhibitors and visitors from Kassado Plaza, the Official Hotel of the show;
  • Post service for catalogues and brochures delivery to the office (Partner: JSC “Zheldorexpeditsiya”)
  • Free Internet Centre (Pavilion 1, Hall 4)
  • Mobile OTDYKH guide — a special application for iPhones and Android based smart phones
  • MeYou online business networking

In the context of the geographical re-orientation of MICE events, reduction of travel and event budgets, we witness a growing demand for finding new partners, platforms and trends, as well as to exchange the experience and to familiarize with the latest trends in the meetings industry. The 11th International Exhibition OTDYKH MICE is aimed to fulfil these goals.


This year, as never before Russia will be represented as a business travel destination. Among the exhibitors there are MICE and DMC agencies: MICE Global, RCS Mice-Solutions, Fordewind, Albatros, and other companies, offering a full range of services for MICE events organizing.

A minimal package of conference services includes a meeting room rental and catering. Many hotels, both small and large offer and develop this service. Among them — the exhibitors from the Crimea: “More” boarding house, “Palmira Palace”, “Soldaya Grand Hotel & Resort”; “GRINN” (Orel), “Zavidovo” (Tver region.), Croatia resorts: Avala Resort & Villas and Bianca Resort & Spa, “Aivengo” country club, “Jungle” hotel (Moscow), and many others.

Asia Adventures offers a full package of MICE services in Uzbekistan.


OTDYKH MICE International Conference is a central event of the show for many years. This year the keynote theme of the Conference that take place on 15 September is “Meetings industry outlook global”. Its programme is formed basing on the demands of the market players. This year the most actual topic is the development of the MICE-sector in the domestic market.

The well-known Russian industry experts, including Anatoly Kuryumov (IBC Corporate Travel), and Alexander Sager (editor in chief of “Business Travel” magazine), the moderator of the conference invite to discuss the evolution of the meetings industry and the current trends. Issues of MICE development in Russia and the consolidating efforts of government and business community will be highlighted by Convention Bureaus of Saint Petersburg, Samara, Yaroslavl and Ekaterinburg. Practical case classes will be presented by Tatiana Spurnova (MaxMedium), Katarina Srbljanin (Serbia Convention Bureau), Maria Sergeeva (Nomos Bank), Gleb Shulishov (consulting coach), and representatives of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

A special training module dedicated to impeccable service will be hosted by Anton Matveev (Big Tree) and Farhod Tashtemirov (Dademan Izmailovo Moscow).

All Conference delegates have a chance to take part in “Travel Rally” quest and to win a certificate for holding a business event on the 54th floor of the Federation Tower business centre, and other prizes.


The Corporate Buyer Programme was specially designed to attract the target audience to the show — representatives of companies, state bodies and associations — the buyers of MICE services and the decision-makers on destinations and MICE services providers.

X5 Retail Group, Amway, Bayer, MTS, Imperial Tobacco, Phillips, ESET NOD32 and others have registered for participation in the Corporate Buyer Programme in 2015.

The growing demand of Russian tourists for medical and health tours in different countries, including Russia has influenced the formation of a separate travel industry segment, represented at OTDYKH Medical Tourism, Spa & Health.


Health care services, including diagnosis and rehabilitation for children and adults, will be presented by “Medicine”, the Russian multi-profile centre, as well as by clinics from Israel and Tunisia at the stand of Alternativa Medical Group, CMS Korea DH Plastic Surgery clinic, Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Turkish clinic Medicadent, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, and others.

Recreation and wellness programmes, alternative treatment methods will be presented by Chakra Ayurvedic Resort (India), Thai Pattarra Center (Thailand), Palanga Spa Hotel and Spa Vilnius (Lithuania), Medical tourism cluster of Lithuania, “Taiji” sanatorium, “Long-liver” clinic, Welna Eco Spa resort and other exhibitors.

Russian resorts will be widely represented at the show, including treatment and resort centres of Altai, Caucasian Mineral Waters, the Black Sea coast, Krasnodar Territory, the Republic of Crimea, Svetlogorsk, Ural and the Volga region, as well as health resort associations like “RZHD-Zdorovye” and “Profkurort”. Over 20 Russian sanatoriums will represent quality services, unique treatment methods and natural factors.


One of the key events of the exhibition is the 11th International Conference OTDYKH Medical Tourism, SPA & Health that will take place on 16 September. The Conference moderator is Nadezhda Manshina, an independent health tourism expert, who will speak about health tourism development in modern conditions, and what travel agency managers should know about health resort treatment.

Konstantin Onishchenko (Alternativa Medical Group) will make a report on outbound medical tourism in Russia. The ways how a clinic from abroad can reach clients in Russia will be highlighted by Victoria Sadalyuk (Topmedclinic).

The “Health tourism without barriers” session includes the following reports:

  • Affordability of medical and health tourism for people with disabilities. Standardization of requirements, information availability and reliability. Creating a special product, peculiarities and the necessity for a social support (Natalia Krel, technical expert in barrier-free environment formation, member of the working group of the Presidential Commission for the Disabled, the National Paradelphic Committee of Russia)
  • Infrastructural support for affordable tourism in the Crimea (Maryna Ryndach, Assistant professor of the Department of Management and Tourism of the Humanitarian and Education Academy of V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University)
  • Barrier-free environment in the health resorts of the Russian Trade Unions (Maxim Kurgin, General Director, CJSC “SKO FNPR “Profkurort”)

The exhibitors from Serbia — Atomic Spa, Prolom Banja and Lukovska Banja resorts, as well as “RZHD-Zdorovye” will present their recreational opportunities. A representative of “Medicine” clinic will speak about the modern beam therapy opportunities.

Salamatak Medical Tourism Facilitator will represent the luxury medical services in Dubai Healthcare City. Medical tourism cluster of Lithuania and “Long-liver” clinic will speak in detail about their achievements.

The delegates are welcome to attend the training of “Vivat Zdorovye” marketing agency on promotion of health resorts through physicians of city hospitals and medical online portals, and efficient sales of health tours.

The Conference delegates have a chance to win a weekend in Sofrino Park Hotel and other prizes.

OTDYKH Luxury International Exhibition represents the exclusive offers of international and Russian travel agencies dealing with dealing with individual VIP tours, unique resorts, luxury hotels, destinations and other luxury travel segment.


The stands of Slavian Tours (Brazil) and Luxury SPA Boutique Hotel Opera Palace (Czech Republic) make the core of the exposition.

Most of the VIP area is occupied by Gourmet & Wine Travel section. An ambitious programme of food & wine tours to the best wineries of France, Spain, Armenia, Serbia and Georgia will be presented at the stand of “Simple Travel”, which also sponsors the Italian cooking master class.

“Pokrovsky Pryanik” will share detailed information about a sweet tour to Pokrov. During the guided factory tour all guests can explore the production process in interactive way, taste various toppings and participate in master classes on making old Russian gingerbread.

“BreadSalt” magazine and cooking studio will host a series of cooking master classes that were very popular by the visitors last year.


Cooking master classes are the most interesting way to present the gourmet opportunities of different countries. This year among the participating countries there are United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Georgia, Armenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Indonesia, Thailand, Italy, Dominican Republic and Russia.

Every master class has a partner who in parallel with cooking will speak about the best food & wine destinations and culinary routes of the region.

The exhibitors and visitors have a unique chance to meet Alexander Seleznev, pastry chef and anchor of “Sweet Stories” programme on “Domashniy” TV, Gayane Breiova, TV presenter and owner of Gayane’s and “Panaehali!” restaurants, Marcel Navratil, chef of “Slovak House” restaurant in Moscow, Goran Velcovic, chef of Square Nine Hotel Belgrade, Andrea Galli, author of culinary books, Italian cuisine expert, Zahid Mohammed, chef of Tajj Mahal restaurant and many others.

In order to become a cooking master class participant, the guests are to complete a simple registration form on the website. The first registered participants will have an opportunity to take a place near the cooker and prepare a dish under the guidance of a renowned chef.

See you at “OTDYKH-2015” on 15-18 September in IEC “Crocus Expo”!



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