MATATO opens registration for OTDYKH Leisure travel fair in Russia

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has opened registration for OTDYKH Leisure 2018 in Russia.

Registration for the international travel trade show, which is to be held from September 11-13 at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Russian capital Moscow, is open till July 30. Interested parties have been requested to submit a co-exhibitor registration form to MATATO.

Participation costs USD 2,500 for resorts, hotels and airlines, and USD 2,000 for guesthouses and travel agents. Every registered party will receive a two by two metre counter space along with one exhibitor badge, but will have to pay USD 200 for every additional participant.

Established in 1995, OTDYKH Leisure is the largest tourism event in Russia and the CIS. It enables the development of the tourism industry in Russia and facilitates the establishment of business contacts for representatives of the tourist market, as well as advertising of the country’s capabilities at an international level. The annual event also offers a comprehensive programme for tourism professionals, including a unique combination of educational sessions, countries presentations, seminars and networking events.

Russia is one of the top source markets for the Maldives tourism industry, with arrivals increasing by 33.1 percent last year to reach 61,931 from 46,522 the previous year. That growth is set to continue this year, as 38,397 Russians visited the Maldives in the first half of the year — a 25.4 percent increase over the 30,626 in the same period of last year.

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