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On 15-18 September 2015 the IEC “Crocus Expo” hosted 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, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Russian Union of Travel Industry, Association of Tour Operators of Russia.

“On one hand, tourism industry experiences certain difficulties today. On the other hand, it is a time for new opportunities, new products and technologies. The market lives, and it is very good, that there are such industry important events as OTDYKH. Its intensive business programme and impressive line-up of exhibitors inspire new ideas and help travel industry specialiststo implement important tasks”

Sergey Korneev,

Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation


The official opening ceremony took place in IEC “Crocus Expo” on 15 September. Among the honoured guests who welcomed the exhibitors and guests, there were:

  • Olga Yarilova, Director of the Department of Tourism and Regional Policy of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Korneev, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation
  • Vygaudas Ušackas, European Union’s Ambassador to Moscow
  • Igor Chernyshev, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Social Policy
  • Sergey Shpilko, First Deputy Head of the Department for National Policy, Interregional Relations and Tourism of the Government of Moscow; President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry
  • Gordana Plamenac, Director of the National Tourism Organization of Serbia
  • Maya Lomidze, Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia.

A ceremony of awarding representatives of Serbia, Mexico and the Dominican Republic with honorary diplomas ended the exhibition opening.


Partner Country of OTDYKH: Serbia

Sponsor of OTDYKH Registration and Gourmet Projects: Mexico

Sponsor of Invitation Ticket: Dominican Republic

Sponsor of Exhibition Guide: PegasTouristik

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 was Kassado Plaza. The Hotel provided 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
  • 53625 visits during 4 exhibition days
  • Exposition area: 19,000 sq. m



Exhibiting countries at OTDYKH-2015: 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 were 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 City Committee on Tourism.

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

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


OTDYKH business programme was a major highlight of the show, offering over 150 co-located events.

On 15 September Sergey Shpilko, First Deputy Head of the Department for National Policy, Interregional Relations and Tourism of the Government of Moscow held a press conference. Mr. Shpilko reported how the situation had changed in the Russian tourism industry over the past year and highlighted Moscow’s development prospects in the tourism sector.

On the same day the Ministry of Entrepreneurship Development, Trade and External Relations of Kirov Region and “West Travel” tour operator signed an Agreement on Kirov region promotion as a tourist destination. Alexey Vershinin, Deputy Chairman of the Kirov Region Government and Sergey Khokhlov, president of “West Travel”, pointed out that such initiative was implemented in Russia for the first time.

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

On 16 September the Federal Agency for Tourism hosted the All-Russian meeting with the tourism authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation on actual issues of tourism development. The meeting touched upon the Strategy of tourism development in Russia for the period up to 2020, and the large-scale advertising campaign “Visit Russia/Time to rest in Russia”. Preliminary results of the summer season, action plan for the implementation of the federal target programme on the “Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011-2018)”, and prospects and problems of formation of military-patriotic routes and tourist programmes in large industrial complexes were discussed during the meeting as well.

During the press conference Sergey Korneev, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation announced an extensive promotional campaign for domestic tourism opportunities in 12 subjects of the Russian Federation.

During the Forum the non-profit partnership “World Without Borders” and “Tourism Development Centre of the Sverdlovsk region” signed an agreement on cooperation. It provides for an advertising promotion of tourist opportunities of Sverdlovsk Region in China and attraction of tourists from China to the Middle Urals. Sverdlovsk region in its turn undertakes to create favourable conditions for Chinese tourists.

On 17 September KobkarnVattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sportsof Thailand, attended the exhibition with an official visit.

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

The Association for Assistance to Tourist Technologies held open seminars on information technology during three exhibition days in the Business Zone. LightSoft hosted several seminars on brand promotion in social networks with Top Hotels portal.

Vologda, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, Samara regions and Moscow prepared interesting entertainment programmes, as well as master classes, shows, contests, performances representing Russia’s tourism opportunities.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts hosted a round table dedicated to cooperation development between museums and travel companies. The meeting resulted in signing cooperation agreements with several tour operators.

Being an efficient business platform, the exhibition offers travel companies to conduct special presentations to attract the most of the target audience. “Natali Tours” hosted 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 presented their destinations.

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

At the Gala Reception dedicated to the exhibition openingOTDYKH partners: the National Tourist Organization of Serbia, St. Peter Line cruise company, Simple Travel tour operator, Stage Entertainment company, “Dagomys” and “Klyazma” health resorts, “Pokrovsky Pryanik” company, Sofrino Park Hotel and Vertua warded OTDYKH exhibitors with commemorative gifts.


The 4th International IT Conference in tourism “Business case tour profi 2.0” took place on 17 September, attracting 15 speakers and 230 delegates.

Traditionally, the Conference speakers represented online portals, search systems, social networks, software developers and companies that use modern information technologies for tourism product promotion.

Online tools for the travel industry were presented by the Department for National policy, Interregional Relations and Tourism of the Government of Moscow, Group, OK.RU (Odnoklassniki), Megatek, Samo-Soft, “Sobaka Pavlova” blog. INNA TOUR and KITT Ltd uncovered the opportunities of dynamic packaging.

Web Palace demonstrated their vision of the company’s website as a market place. Methods for tracking all website requests to optimize travel agency marketing were presented by Calltouch. Toptriptip introduced their mobile guides.

“Appex” spoke about integrated solution for payments receiving in travel industry. Representatives of “” discussed the future prospects of online travel agencies with Conference delegates.

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

During the Conference the delegates had an access to MeYou online business networking for making acquaintances, view speakers’ presentations, and participation in the polls.


For two years the Conference has attracted more than 14 high schools and universities training specialists for tourism industry. In 2015 the Conference was attended by over 200 students of high schools, including Yu. A. Senkevich Moscow State Institute of the Tourism Industry, People’s Friendship University, Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities, Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, Russian New University, Russian State Social University and others.

Olga Demakova, SuperJob business coach opened the Conference.This year the speaker highlighted the principles of the proper resume preparation, spoke about the specifics of job searching in the current situation, establishing contacts with the employer, as well as internship opportunities in tourism.

Karina Yakovleva, Business Travel Job general director spoke about trends and needs of the tourism market, and provided the current snapshot of salaries. Basing on her experience and real cases, the speaker presented an overview of current labour market in tourism industry, namely what employers expected from the applicants, what professional competence was required and where to get training. The speaker ended her report with a quiz, and the winners received prizes from the organizers and partners.

The final report was made by Natalya Biryukova, director of Centre of professional qualifications of “Tsaritsyno” college. Today no educational establishment trains staff for business meetings, and Moscow needs such specialists in order to attract more international events to the city. Exhibition and Convention Bureau of the City of Moscow and “Tsaritsyno” colleague had implemented a joint training programme of “Business events organization”.


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.

  • Appointment System an online system of pre-arranging meetings and negotiations at the exhibition;
  • 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”). During OTDYKH over 3,5 tonnes of printed materials was sent to 50 cities of Russia.
  • Free Internet Centre
  • 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 was aimed to fulfil these goals.


This year,as never before Russia was represented as a business travel destination. Among the exhibitors there were MICE and DMC agencies: MICE Global, RCS Mice-Solutions, Fordewind (Sochi), Albatros (Crimea), 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.

“Visit Sochi” Convention Bureau demonstrated infinite business travel opportunities of the region. Asia Adventures offered a full package of MICE services in Uzbekistan.

The work in the exhibition started with blitz presentations for direct clients — the participants of the Corporate Buyer Programme. In 2015 among the corporate clients of the show there were representatives of Avon, Inversia, Video International, X5Retail Group, Volvo, MTS, Scientific & Industrial Valve Manufacturers Association, Philips, Rosshina, Russian Biofuels Association, Sollers, and others.


OTDYKH MICE International Conference has been a central event of the show for many years. This year the keynote theme of the Conference that took place on 15 September was “Meetings industry outlook global”. Its programme was formed basing on the demands of the market players. This year the most actual topic was the development of the MICE-sector in the domestic market. The Conference was attended by 70 delegates. The opening addresses of Anatoliy Kuryumov (IBC Corporate Travel) and Alexanrda Zager (Business Travel), the Conference moderator were dedicated to the meeting industry evolution and its future trends.

An open dialogue dedicated to the MICE development in the regions of Russia and cconsolidated efforts of government and business community took place within the Conference. Among the discussion participants there were Anna Chetvergova, director of Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau, Yulia Skorokhodova, chairman of the board of Yaroslavl Convention Bureau, general director of “Volga-Tour”, Sergey Rygov, director of MICE Market (Samaraintour service group). Almost all participants agreed that in order to promote Russia successfully on the international market, and for the development of the domestic market, it is necessary to consolidate the efforts of the regional Convention Bureaus. In addition, a number of issues can be solved only on the governmental level, includingeasing visa regime for certaintourist categories.

Oksana Trofimova-Nidental, the executive director of Ekaterinburg Convention Bureau also stressed the need to join efforts for a more efficient work.

Tatiana Spurnova (MaxMedium) underlined that Russia became a trendy MICE destinations. In her report she presented an overview of opportunities, formats and ideas for business events. Katarina Srbljanin from Serbian Convention Bureau spoke about MICE in Serbia, and Sergey Kanayev (Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing) presented MICE opportunities in Dubai.

The reports of Maria Sergeeva (“Otkritie” Financial Corporation Bank) on travel policy and procurement strategy and Dmitry Shangin (RCS) on corporate event technologies aroused a great interest of the audience.A non-standard report on efficient presentationpreparationforpublic events was presented by Gleb Shulishov (Prosto Preza). Gleb is a life coach and presentations stage manager. Together with partners he had trained speakers for three TEDxSadovoeRing conferences in Moscow.

Anton Matveev (Big Tree marketing company) and Farkhod Tashtemirov (Dedeman Izmailovo Moscow) made their reports at the final session “Impeccable service as a successful sales factor”.

MICE GLOBAL, the regular exhibitor of OTDYKH MICE conducted a “Travel Rally” quest in the exhibition halls. During the quest the teams competed in speed, intelligence and, of course, teambuilding.

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 the 11th International exhibition OTDYKH Medical Tourism, Spa & Health.


Health care services, including diagnosis and rehabilitation for children and adults, were 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 were presented by Chakra Ayurvedic Resort (India), Thai Pattara 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 were widely demonstrated 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 represented quality services, unique treatment methods and natural factors.

A series of open seminars of OTDYKH Medical Tourism, Spa & Health exhibitors were running on 17 September. All exhibitors and visitors were welcome to get information about unique offers of clinics, resort and treatment centres from Russia and abroad.


One of the key events of the exhibition is the 11th International Conference OTDYKH Medical Tourism, SPA & Health that took place on 16 September and attracted over 60 delegates. The Conference moderator was Nadezhda Manshina, an independent health tourism expert, who made a report on health tourism development in modern conditions, and what travel agency managers should know about health resort treatment.

Konstantin Onishchenko (Alternativa Medical Group) spoke about outbound medical tourism in Russia. The ways how a clinic from abroad can reach clients in Russia were highlighted by Victoria Sadalyuk (Topmedclinic).

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

  • Affordability of medical and health tourism for people with disabilities. Standardization of requirements, information availability andreliability. Creatinga specialproduct,peculiarities andthe necessity for a social support (Natalia Krel, technical expert in barrier-free environment formation, member of the working groupof the Presidential Commissionfor 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” presented their recreational opportunities. A representative of “Medicine” clinic spoke about the modern beam therapy opportunities.

Samer Mazahreh (Salamatak Medical Tourism Facilitator) represented the luxury medical services in Dubai Healthcare City.

Medical tourism cluster of Lithuania spoke in detail about their achievements. Representatives of “Long-liver” clinic uncovered the opportunities of rehabilitation and recreation with the help of traditional Chinese medicine.

The Conference delegates attended the training of “Vivat Zdorovye” marketing agency on promotion of health resorts through physicians of city hospitals and m

Russia’s leading international tourism and travel event OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market took place from 16 to 19 September 2014 in Moscow, Russia.

OTDYKH is a family brand of several specialized exhibitions and conferences held within 4 days of this forum:

20th International Trade Fair for Tourism

10th International Meetings Industry and Business Travel Exhibition & Conference

10th International Trade Fair for Luxury Travel including

10th International Conference and Exposition for Wellness and Medical Travel



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

Official support:

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, Moscow Congress Bureau


Welcome Address of Vladimir Medinskiy, the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation To the exhibitors, organizers and guests of OTDYKH LEISURE International Exhibition

“Tourism is one of the most popular business segments in our country and throughout the world. That is why this event will undoubtedly become a very important business and communication platform for the successful experience exchange and discussion of the actual problems in the tourist sector.

It is highly important that the conferences within exhibition programme will be focused on such topical issues as modern IT-developments in tourism, problems of business and health tourism, as well as education in the tourism sector. I am confident that the discussions among the participants will result in elaboration of a series of practical recommendations.”

Vladimir Medinskyi, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation

Official opening ceremony

OTDYKH was officially opened by honoured Russian and international officials, including

Oleg Safonov, Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism

Sergey Shpilko, Head of Moscow Tourism and Hospitality Committee

Maya Lomidze, Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia

Marcela Bacigalupo, Minister of Tourism of Paraguay

Maria Fernanda Juraidini, Mexican Tourism Board

Gordana Plamenac, Director of National Tourism Organisation of Serbia

Thanks to OTDYKH Partners:

Partner Country: MEXICO

Official Partner OTDYKH Mice Conference: Academservice

Sponsor of Corporate Visitor Program: HRS — The Hotel Solution Provider

Sponsor of IT —Travel Technology Conference:

Official partner of OTDYKH Career and Education Conference: SuperJob

Partner of Wine & Gourmet Travel exposition: KhlebSol Magazine

Official Partner IT Travel Technology Conference: Voroshilova & Partners

Official Carrier: Transaero AirlinesOfficial Hotel: Sovietsky

OTDYKH 2014 facts & figures

· Over 1000 exhibitors from

· 67 countries

· 23 Russian regions

· Over 150 business programme events

· Over 68 000 visits within 4 exhibition days

· Exhibition area: — 22 000 sq.m

Exhibiting countries

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Chine, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam

Business Programme

The comprehensive business programme of OTDYKH included over 150 events: seminars, press conferences, master —classes, country presentations etc. Unique conference opportunities attracted key players of the industry and trade professionals from all sectors of the tourism value chain. Here are some highlights of OTDYKH 2014.

10th International meeting industry and business travel conference OTDYKH MICE

10th International Spa, Medical and Health travel conference OTDYKH Medical tourism, SPA & Health

2nd All-Russian Conference “National Association of information and tourism organizations

3rd International Conference for IT technologies “Anti-crisis IT tools in tourism business”

First International Conference on food and wine travel “Tasteful Journey”

First “Career & Education in Tourism” Conference

Association for Assistance to Tourist Technologies, the Sponsor of the Internet Centre at the exhibition, held a series of seminars dedicated to innovation technologies in tourism.

Russia’s leading tour operators and members of TBG travel community discussed the situation in the Russia’s tourism market and the current anti-crisis measures at the 7th Conference “TBG. Travel brands”.

Seminars, press conferences, country presentations and workshops were held by national and regional tourism authorities, private companies, airlines etc.

National music and dance performances of Argentina, Indonesia, Paraguay, Malaysia, Egypt and many other countries help to relax after busy seminar programme and to feel great spirit of cultures from all over the world!

In 2014 OTDYKH LEISURE exhibition celebrated its 20th anniversary with a new advertising campaign WE LOVE TRAVEL.

National and regional tourism boards, private companies, hotels and airlines from 67 countries and 23 regions of Russian Federation joined the 20th edition of OTDYKH Leisure 2014.

This year, MEXICO has become Partner country of OTDYKH. It was represented by a record number of 27 companies from all parts of Mexico.

For the first time Paraguay and Emirate Ajman demonstrated their tourist destinations and services.

Ho Chi Minh Tourism Promotion Centre organized a joined Vietnamese stand with over 15 resorts, hotels and incoming companies from Vietnam and held a seminar about Vietnam and its tourism facilities.

The exclusive expositions of the UAE, China, Turkey, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Egypt and Thailand were very popular among visitors during all exhibition days. Special expositions of TEZ Tour and Coral Travel occupied separate hall. Tour Operators like PEGAS Touristik, Anex Tour, Natalie Tours, Brisco, Russian Express, ICS Travel Group and many more welcomed partners to their outstanding, large-scale stands.

Being well known as a must attend show for long haul and winter sun destination, OTDYKH Leisure welcomed a great number of companies and authorities from Asia, Arab Counties and Latin America.

Prominent stands of Argentina, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Columbia, Paraguay etc attracted visitors with winter programs and cultural performances. Stands of exotic islands like Jamaica, Seychelles or Maldives were also highlights in winter-sun travel area.

Asia was widely represented by traditional exhibitors and large active stands of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Sri Lank, Singapore etc.

Exclusive stands of Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, Ajman, Ras al Khaimah were busy showing Arabic hospitality and business approach to exhibiting.

Stands of Andorra, Grand Canaria and Andalucía were well busy as usual. Italian tour operators Gartour and Italcamel offered winter programmes, newcomer Torsvag Havelske presented exciting fishing adventures in the fjords of Norway

Attestation seminars for travel agents on Catalonia and Bulgaria were held by the Catalan Tourist Board and the Ministry of Economy and Tourism of Bulgaria together with the Association of Tour Operators of Russia.

Exhibitors and visitors had an opportunity to attend the exiting events prepared by OTDYKH exhibitors. Travel trends of the coming winter season were highlighted by the National Tourism Organization of Serbia and the Ministry of Economy and Tourism of Bulgaria. Paraguay Ministry of Tourism made a spectacular presentation “Feel Paraguay”.

This year, 23 Russian regions prepared interesting entertainment programmes, as well as interactive performances, seminars, shows, contests and presentations of tourism opportunities. Visitors had a chance to take part in the master classes on making Rostov enamel, on painting traditional Rostov clay whistles, as well as food and drink tasting, including flambe — chilled pink duck with caramelized apples, domestic cakes, Russian kvass, pumpkin jam, local liqueurs, Romanov beer and meads.

HIGHLIGHT 2014 — IT Technology Conference

3rd International Conference for IT technologies “Anti-crisis IT tools in tourism business” was again a highlight of OTDYKH Leisure. This year, the conference was sponsored by “”.

Irina Voroshilova, the Conference moderator and general director of “Voroshilova and Partners” internet agency, noted: “Statistics show that 69 million people out of 140 million audience use internet every month, so the application of modern IT-technologies is essential for successful tourism business. This year is very difficult for tourism industry, so the Conference was called ‘Anti-crisis IT tools in tourism’. It is designed to show how to get out of the current crisis with minimal losses”.

The first and the most intensive session was dedicated to IT tools for travel agencies. During the session representatives of tour operators, booking and e-payment systems spoke about the latest industry trends.

Elena Miroshnikova, operations director of “SAMAP” Ltd. explained the benefits of connection and using the acquiring system for small business.

Alexander Shvedov, the technical director of “I’way” shared with the audience the principles of using Russia’s first transfers booking system. By creating tourism products the tour operators always include sightseeing programme: the benefits of Excursiopedia, the Europe’s largest guide services database were highlighted by Valentin Dombrowski, Excursiopedia vice-president on innovations.

Kirill Nikonov and Dariya Glazko, representatives of “” made a presentation on how a travel agency can use the website as an anti-crisis tool.

Several conference spots were dedicated to marketing and promotion through social media, first of all russi’s most visited platforms and Vkontakte.

Alexander Zhitkov from Airnbnb, a newcomer of the Conference reported on biggest start-up in tourism over the past 3 years. Andrey Vorobiev from Adlabs uncovered the statistics on mobile tourist traffic conversion: the share of hotel booking services made from mobile gadgets has increased by 33% compared with 2013 year, and for flights — by 68%.

The programme of the mobile session included the presentation of a new iPhone application of TopTripTip travel guides. Andrey Kovnir spoke about 3-year development of MoiTuristy cloud service for travel agencies. Maria Shalina from Euroset Retail convinced the audience that selling flights and travel services through “Euroset” shops is not a competition, but a way of partnership and cooperation with travel agencies.

YOU ARE OUR FUTURE- “Career & Education” Conference

“Career & Education” Conference was held within OTDYKH for the first time. The Conference was designed to help graduate students and young professionals to find job and to improve their professional and competitive skills. Official Partners of the Conference were the Association of Tour Operators of Russia and SuperJob online recruitment portal.

The Conference was held under the slogan “You are our future” and aroused great interest of the audience. The event, focused on students and young professionals has become a social project of “Euroexpo” and was aimed to support the next generation of travel industry professionals. The mission of the forum was to show the graduates of specialized educational institutions the prospects for future work in travel industry, as well as to give practical advices on employment, successful CV drafting and interviewing.

The idea of such a conference was fully supported by the Association of Tour Operators of Russia. Ms.Maya Lomidze, the Conference moderator and the executive director of the Association said: “Tourism industry undoubtedly needs young professionals who have great desire to go ahead, to develop and introduce new ideas. Everyone whether a graduate or a person with experience, should have a fundamental knowledge of tourism and understand the current situation in the industry in order to build a successful career.”

Association for Assistance to Tourist Technologies, Sponsor of the Internet Centre at the exhibition, held a series of best visited seminars dedicated to innovation technologies in tourism.

As every year, leading Russian tour operators and members TBG travel community discussed the situation in the Russia’s tourism market and the current anti-crisis measures at the 7th Conference “TBG. Travel brands”. Its official part included reports of Tatyana Dmitrieva, TBG project manager, and Dmitry Gorin, vice-president of Turpomosch Association. Managing directors of Pac Group, Tez Tour, DSBW-Tours, Anex Tour, Danko Travel Company, Solvex Travel, TRAVELSYSTEM and Biblio Globus reported on situation and stability of their working process.

OTDYKH LUXURY is a specially designed exhibition representing the exclusive offers of international and Russian travel agencies dealing with individual VIP tours, unique resorts, luxury hotels, destinations and other luxury travel segment.


OTDYKH LUXURY exposition represented companies from all over the world, providing an excellent opportunity to choose a custom programme for the most demanding customers.

Among the exhibitors of OTDYKH LUXURY 2014 there were Blue Sea Weddings (Greece), Let’s Go Maldives (Maldives), Pleasant & Gorgeous (Portugal), Special" Travel Club (Russia), Submaldives Private Limited (Maldives), Prestige Holidays (Mauritius), Viajes Caribe Maya (Mexico), Zillertal Resort (Austria), Baqueira Beret Resort (Spain), Slavian Tours (Brazil) and many others.

“Thank you for the great exhibition, excellent organization, and friendly atmosphere”

Blue Sea Weeding (Greece)

“The exhibition was successful for us, and we made a lot of contacts with professional visitors interested in our product”

Zillertal Tourismus GmbH (Austria)

This year Gourmet & Wine Travel section was organized as part of OTDYKH Luxury. It combined an exposition of gourmet travel companies, a special area for cooking master classes and an international conference on gourmet travel.

The exposition welcomed Chateau Maison Noble (France), FrancoTour (France/Russia), Ad Hoc il Tartufo (Italy), GEAC Spa (Italy), Museum of Russian Desserts, Inkerman-Wine Tours etc.

The highlight of the exhibition was an area of cooking master classes organized by the exhibition partner “KhlebSol” magazine with Julia Vysotskaya, one of the most famous Russian actresses and moderators.

13 countries showed the best of cuisine within a busy schedule of master classes: Uzbekistan, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Mexico, China, Slovakia, Thailand, Serbia, Japan, Italy, UAE, Serbia. Some classes were sponsored by Natalie Tours and Transaero Tour.

Exhibitors of OTDYKH LUXURY had an opportunity to organize seminars, presentations, withdrawing in a special OTDYKH Lounge Zone. Thus, Blue Sea Weddings agency prepared a special show “Once upon a time in Greece” and made a withdrawing of a wedding in Greece for two. Pleasant & Gorgeous, the Palace of Congresses, Welna Eco Resort, World of Brazil made spectacular presentations. Fetiche and Slavian Tours showed exciting movies about Spanish ski resort of Baqueira Beret and Brazilian regions.


1st International Conference on food and wine travel “Tasteful Journey” was a great success. It was moderated by Leonid Gelibterman, the president of the International enogastronomic center.

Special guest from Portugal — José Borralho, Member of Board of Advisors of the World Food Travel Association and President of the Portuguese Culinary Tourism and Economy Association spoke about development of gourmet tourism in luxury segment. Presentation of Clara Ceretto, Head of Marketing & Information Department of the Langhe Roero Tourist Board (Italy) was dedicated to the World Heritage vineyards and truffle in South Piedmont. Pierre Gabriel Papadia, the General Council of the Embassy of Italy in Moscow was also among honoured guests and speakers.

Lyudmila Nikitina, the editorial director of Jamie Magazine in Russia reported on the peculiarities of marketing and promotion of wine and gourmet tours in the world. Olga Loba nova from Yaroslavl Convention Bureau spoke about gourmet tourism trips to the famous Russian Golden Ring. Mr. Victor Michleson, from Slow Food Moscow invited all delegates to the First International Gourmet Festival “Russian Taste”.

At the end of the conference, many of its 260 delegates had a chance to taste an outstanding French wine from Chateau Maison Noble.

10th International Meetings Industry and Business Travel Exhibition and Conference is a global business platform for mice professionals in Russia. OTDYKH MICE, previously known as Mibexpo Russia, combines a trade fair and the only international MICE conference that invoices both Russian and international key players and experts to exchange know-how.


This year OTDYKH MICE attracted exhibitors from 20 countries and Russia’s regions including State Complex Palace of Congresses, Gorky Gorod resort, Asia Adventures (Uzbekistan), Wedgewood (UK), DEXTER air taxi, ETNOMIR park, Event Media Group (Poland), Farol Travel (Portugal), Irkutsk City Administration, Malta Tourism Board, Liberty Hotels Lykia (Turkey), MICEGLOBAL, ASCOM France Partner (France) and others.

Corporate Buyer Programme was developed in order to make the visit to the trade fair for Russian corporate and agency buyers even more efficient. Special presentations, meetings and activities were organized for Corporate Buyers and sponsored be

“More and more Russian business travellers and companies use online services when planning their trips. After all, online services are quick, convenient, and what is most important — transparent. This demand stimulates the markets of the professional business tourism, and online technologies are actively developing and improving every year. That is why we decided to be the Sponsor of the Corporate Buyer programme”

Alexandra Naumova, Director of Sales in Russia and CIS,

MICE specialists from Red Bull, X5 Retail Group, Imperial Tobacco, Avon, Philips, Kosmicheskaya Svyaz, UTH, Systemair, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bourjois Paris, Danfoss, Novartis, Mettatron Group, Federal Fund for Housing Development, TSC Rosshina-Zvenigorod, Orekhprom, Inversiya and many others successfully participated in the Corporate Buyer Programme in 2014.

Thank you for the exhibition invitation, it was very useful! Especially I want to mention the presentation part of new sites/hotels as efficient tool for the further cooperation with exhibitors. Thank you and your team for this magnificent opportunity and such a wonderful exhibition!“

Maria Zdorovenkova, Event Organization Specialist, Avon Beauty Products Company


10th International Meetings Industry and Business Travel Conference welcomed new experts and key speakers from a mice industry. Academservice has become the Official Partner of the OTDYKH MICE 2014 Conference.

“Events like OTDYKH MICE allow demonstrating the opportunities of the Russian regions and individual venues for hosting various events in the most bright and attractive manner”

Leonid Isakovich

General Director of Academservice

The conference was again moderated by Yuriy Sarapkin, independent expert, full member of MPI, SITE, ACTE. “The Conference is demanded by the market and its key players. The Conference has favoured discovering Russia and its MICE opportunities by business society both in Russia and abroad, showing its potential and perspectives”, said Mr. Sarapkin.

Grigoriy Sarishvili, the deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism opened the Conference. He noted that mice is a very important sector with a huge potential in Russia: “Today the industry specialists have wide opportunities for successful business development. Many things are still to be done, and much remains to be achieved, thus all the new ideas and solutions will undoubtedly find a response by MICE industry representatives”.

Over 70 delegates took part in the OTDYKH MICE 2014 Conference. They became a unique opportunity to exchange know-how and to discuss latest MICE-trends with key players of the industry and experts, such as Scott Campbell, from Global Industry Development Network(USA), Rodolfo Musco, from Motivation & Events (Italy), Jordi Robert-Ribes, the founder of Connecting Perspectives and many more.

Russian speakers represented corporate buyers, mice suppliers, convention bureaus etc. They talked about motivation programs, latest trends in conference facilities of a conference hotel, showcased best team building programmes.

Russian tourists often combine leisure with treatment while travelling abroad. Medical tourism is now one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in the world, so OTDYKH Medical Tourism, Spa & Health exposition attracts new exhibitors from year to year.


Among the newcomers of the medical tourism exposition were Art-Voyage (Belorussia), Berman Tourism Israel, Ilmed (Israel), INFICARE Korea (South Korea), SAGE Consultancy (Turkey), Bankok Hospital Pattaya (Thailand), MedEspoir (Tunisia), and Lithuanian Medical Tourism Cluster. Health and recreation leisure opportunities were presented by Chakra Ayurvedic Resort (India), Welna eco-resort (Russia), Energetikas (Lithuania), Fregat pension (Russia), Pomegranate Spa Hotel (Greece), TermeKrka (Slovenia) Thai Pattara Spa (Russia/Thailand), and SAVA Turizem (Slovenia).

“This year’s show was indeed vivid and fruitful. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with the organizers next year”

General Director of Chakra Ayurvedic Resort (India)


10th International Conference OTDYKH Medical Tourism, SPA & Health brought together Russian and International travel agencies, medical centres, spa and wellness resorts. Since 10 years, the Conference is a must for everyone who is involved in health tourism.

According to event moderator Ms. Nadezhda Manshina, the dialogue between speakers and delegates has been focused on safety and health protection of tourists.

Four sessions of intense conference programme were dedicated to current developments and forecasts for the future of health travel services. Speakers reported on how to add value in a medical travel, how to effectively promote medical services in internet etc. Andrea Szegedi made an overview of Hungarian health services providers, Anna Carrillo Arcas talked about applying Ayurvedic medicine in spa and wellness centres, Mehmet Kadir Öcal talked about Turkish success in health travel promotion. Medical services and treatments were also highlighted by speakers from Slovenia, Lithuania, Crimea and Israel.


See you in 2015!

15 — 18 September 2015

IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow

edical online portals, and efficient sales of health tours.

The Conference was ended by the master class on how to choose a resort for the client presented by the Conference moderator.

OTDYKH Luxury International Exhibitionrepresents 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) made the core of the exposition.

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

“Pokrovsky Pryanik” shared 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 hosted a series of cooking master classes that were very popular by the visitors.


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

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

The exhibitors and visitors had 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.

See you at OTDYKH International Travel Market in 2016!

21-24 September in CEC “Expocentre”