Organizers of the Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition (MITT) have confirmed that Greece will be its official partner destination in 2010. Greece is a long-standing exhibitor at MITT, and its Tourist Development Minister, Costas Markopoulosv, attended the event in 2009.
According to the Greek National Tourism Organization, “The partnership will complement Greece’s promotional activities in one of its key priority outbound markets. Russia contributes almost 260,000 tourists to Greece every year and continues to produce healthy growth figures. Statistics demonstrate that Russian tourists prefer luxury accommodation, especially during the summer season, and that they also travel to Greece on business.” Approximately 75 Greek companies will be represented at the show.
Zeljka Tomljenovic, event manager for the show, commented: “Greece’s status as partner destination for 2010 combined with an enlarged stand of 1,600 m² will significantly increase the country’s profile at this important gathering of tourism professionals. I look forward to working with the Greek Tourism Ministry over the next year.”
The MITT exhibition is the leading exhibition for the tourism industry in Russia. The 17th edition of MITT will take place on March 17-20, 2010 at Russia’s best known exhibition center, Expocentre, located in the heart of Moscow.