On November 4-6th, 2019, the largest international exhibition «World Travel Market 2019» took place in London. This year more than 50 thousand people attended the exhibition, more than 5,000 global travel brands were presented. The exhibition is a center of creation and development of new touristic ideas. It forms a landscape of the global tourism industry, creating opportunities for service providers and third parties involved.
Russian tourism industry participants were presented at 8 stands – Visit Russia, Discover Moscow, Vodohod, Krasnodar Region, Russian Tour, JSC «Russian Railways», Visit Caucasus and the joint stand of the Russian Federation.
Trade Delegation has organised the negotiations of Ms Irina Sergeeva, Head of the international department at the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, with Mr Tom Jenkins, CEO of the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA). During the negotiations the launch of the cooperation project between ETOA and representatives of the Russian tourism industry was discussed in order to increase tourist flows.
During the negotiations between Ms Irina Sergeyeva and Mr Boris Abramov, the Trade Representative of Russia in the UK, an agreement was reached to hold a series of negotiations and presentations in a one-day conference format at the Trade Delegation premises with the aim to develop business relations and organise projects, unleashing bilateral potential of tourism.