On behalf of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia I am pleased to welcome you to the traditional Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week MATIW-2013.
The Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) is a regular exhibitor of OTDYKH/Leisure, and we highly appreciate the role of this exhibition in Russian travel & tourism business development.
I think everybody understands that the exhibition is a perfect opportunity to get the latest information, to determine trends, to discuss ways out of any difficult situations. The Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week MATIW is an excellent place for that, and the organizers, thanks to their nearly twenty years of experience, take into account all the latest trends in the tourism market. This is shown in unique Mibexpo Russia and Luxury Leisure expositions, special conferences, and a very important IT-technologies forum held within the exhibition.
I would like to congratulate the organizers and participants who perfectly prepared this event in spite of many difficulties the tourism industry is facing today.
I am confident that the exhibition will contribute to concluding new partner agreements and strengthening the existing business contacts, and help us to provide a much-needed support to each other.
We would like to wish all exhibitors and guests fruitful work at the exhibition!