Moscow to take part in the international tourism trade fair in Barcelona

November 16, 2019
Tourism and travels

During IBTM World to take place on 19-21 November in Barcelona, 15 Moscow meeting and event companies will present projects about the Russian capital's potential and attractions.

Visitors to the exhibition will hear about Moscow tour operators and hotel chains, and participate in interactive and entertainment events. A VR tour by the Tretyakov Gallery will immerse you into the works by artists Ivan Shishkin, Natalya Goncharova and Kazimir Malevich.

Pocket-size folding maps with Moscow's main streets, attractions and pedestrian areas indicated, a series of guidebooks in English have been issued specially for the exhibition. They tell about the brightest Moscow festivals, exhibitions, cultural, sports and gastronomic events.

Annually, Moscow hosts around 3,000 business events and conferences, since the city boasts all the necessary infrastructure. The quality of Moscow hotels, business clusters and quarters meets international standards. So, event organisers are increasingly choosing Moscow as a venue for international business conferences.

'Moscow increasingly hosts major global events, and holds them at the highest level. In September, the Russian capital for the first time hosted a special visiting program of the UNWTO General Assembly. In 2020, Moscow will host the final of World Travel Awards, the a prestigious international award called a tourism Oscar,' told the Moscow City Tourism Committee.

Moreover, Moscow offers big exhibition complexes, including Crocus Expo, Expocentre, Sokolniki, and congress venues (World Trade Centre, Ukraina Congress Centre and others). A high-tech exhibition cluster VDNKh Expo is to open soon, too. It will be also presented at the exhibition in Barcelona.

Moscow is among the TOP 20 most visited cities in Europe, with tourist arrivals almost doubled in eight years. In the next six years, Moscow is likely to get into TOP10. In 2018, 23.5 million tourists visited Moscow, of which 18 million are Russian citizens, and the rest 5.5 million are foreigners.

IBTM World 2019 is a high-profile international tourism trade fair, a major platform for industry professionals to meet with international industry suppliers.


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