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Intourmarket 2014 starts in Moscow ahead of MITT

Russia’s travel exhibitions have started, with the 21st Moscow International Exhibition MITT taking place on March 19-22 at Expocentre in Moscow.

This follows Intourmarket 2014, which started on March 15 and continues until March 18 at Crocus Expo in Moscow.

Speaking at the Intourmarket opening ceremony, UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai said that Russia is an increasingly important market with 54 million Russian citizens travelling abroad in 2013. That makes Russians the world’s number five in outbound trips. The number of tourists visiting Russia exceeded 30 million in 2013.

Turkey and Egypt are two important destinations for Russians. Egypt welcomed 2.5 million Russian tourists last year, while 4.2 million Russians visited Turkey, a figure expected to rise to 5 million in 2014.

FTN

[photo courtesy MITT]

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