Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition Mitt ⋆ Hotels Thessaloniki

In the exhibition center Expocentre took place between 23 and March 26 2016 the International Tourist Exhibition MITT Moscow with the participation of many factors and executives of the tourism industry. For three consecutive days the heart of the worldwide tourism was beating in the capital of Russia.

This exhibition is the largest exhibition in Russia in the tourism sector and one of the largest worldwide. Every year at MITT Moscow a great number of tourism companies is gathered from both Russia and the entire global tourism industry. International Tourist Moscow MITT exhibition is a world tour event where in only a few days the professionals from all the different tourism sectors and from different parts of the world meet other professionals in order to advertise, to discuss and conclude trade and cooperation agreements in order to network and gain better access to the global tourism industry .

Many hotels and tourist agencies from Greece participated in this year’s exhibition. However, it was pretty resounding the absence of Turkey from this year’s report due to the problems between the two countries. Of Course a.d. Imperial Palace Hotel Thessaloniki Center couldn’t miss participation in this tourism exhibition, as it is one of the finest hotels in Thessaloniki  that always gives strong presence in major tourist events and its presence is now standard in all major tourist events. The hotel was represented by two members of its administration. The purpose of the above action was tο create new corporations and the further promotion of the hotel and its services and the tourist city of Thessaloniki product at the specialized tourism professionals. Representatives of the hotel came into contact with several important actors of tourism in Greece and abroad, as well as various travel agencies and Tour Operators.

Once again it was found that Greece holds a prominent position in the destinations chosen by the people of Russia, confirming its recognized tourist value. Great emphasis was placed on religious tourism, as this year the start of the tourist season coincides with the Orthodox Easter. Specifically, Thessaloniki is the ideal choice for summer destination, as it is close to Halkidiki, as well for City break trips because of the direct daily flights.

In conclusion, as far as the Russian tourist market is concerned, the most realistic forecasts for this year’s tourist season show an increase of 10% to 15% compared to the numbers of last season, based on the current image of the reservation and a series of unforeseen factors, having to do with the economic situation in Russia and the bilateral relationship between Russia and Turkey. The poor state of the Russian economy is a major inhibiting factor for the reservations next summer. A large increase was recorded on the internal tourism in Russia. The conclusion of a survey reports that 50% of those Russians who chose Turkey for vacation destination will choose this year the interior of the country. Finally, the recent terrorist attacks do not seem to trouble the Russians who consider Greece a safe destination.