The Altay Republic will present its tourism product on five international exhibitions
In 2012 the Altay Republic is planning to organize its stands on five international exhibitions:
- March 7–12 – in Germany, in the International Tourism Market “ITB” in Berlin;
- March 17-20 – in Russia, in the International Tourism Exhibition “Intourmarket 2012” in Moscow;
- April 12-14 – in Russia, at the International Tourism Exhibition “Toursib” in Novosibirsk;
- September 2012 – in Japan, at the International Tourisn Exhibition “JATA 2012” in Tokyo;
- November 2012 – in Great Britain, in the International Tourism Exhibition “World Travel Market” in London.
In 2011 The Republic of Altay took part in five international exhibitions (“ITB” in Berlin, “World Travel Market” in London, “Intourmarket” and “Toursib” in Russia and also in the first exhibition EXPO “China-Eurasia” in Urumqi. The government of the Republic believes the participation in the famous exhibitions abroad will help to promote recreation in Altay among foreigners and find business and investment partners. The government believes it will also let the representatives of travel agencies adopt international experience of doing the tourist business.
The exhibition “Toursib” in Novosibirsk is still the most popular among tourist companies. In 2011 twenty five of them took part in it. This exhibition is the most closely located one to the Altay region, where last year the Altay Republic won the gold medal for the promotion of its regional tourist product here. Totally four municipal organizations and 30 tourist companies of the country took part in international exhibitions. As a result the most active promoters of their tourist products (took part in 4 of 5 exhibitions) became the alpine ski resort “Manzherok” and tour operator “LenAlpTours” (Saint-Petersburg). Ski resort “Manzherok” started working in 2011 and was already visited by 137 thousand people during that year.
In September 2012 the exhibition “Charm of Altay” will first take place in Altay. According to the Minister of tourism and enterpreneurship Evgeniy Larin, “it is important not only to take part in specialized exhibitions and fairs, but also to hold reginal international events, thus creating its positive image”. The nearest neighbors of Gorny Altay – travel agencies from Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China will take part in this exhibition.
GotoAltay is also participating in this exhibition together with the delegation from Altay Republic.