Press release:

Date of release: 29.03.2017

Release Number: 1

SIFT International Tourist Forum in Sochi

From 20 to 24 November 2017 in the resort city of Sochi will be the International Tourism Forum SIFT, held under the auspices of the Administration of the city of Sochi.

Location: Sochi, Main Media Center, Imeretinskaya lowland.

The forum is held with the assistance of: the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation; Russian Union of Travel Industry; Russian Hotel Association; Administration of the Krasnodar Territory; Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Krasnodar Region, Sochi City Administration, Sochi Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Association of Tour Operators of Russia.

Taking into account the growing interest of foreign tour operators and partners to Russia, in 2016, the English name abbreviation SIFT (Sochi International Forum for Tourism) was added to the name of the Sochi Tour Forum.

Orientation towards domestic and inbound tourism largely determines the relevance of the Tour Forum in Sochi to industry participants, since this is the only congress and exhibition event of this profile.

Information partners of the Tour Forum are leading profile online portals and media.

Statistics for the 2016 event:

  • Exhibitors - the leading enterprises of the tourism industry from various regions of Russia.
  • Exhibition area: net - 3020 sq.m; Gross - 6000 square meters;
  • Visitors - more than 8000 people, 92% of visitors - experts.

Within the framework of the Forum:

  • XXIV International tourist exhibition "Resorts and Tourism. Season 2017-2018" (November 23-24)
  • XVIII International Specialized Exhibition "Hotel and Restaurant Business" (November 23-24)
  • The Congress "Key strategic directions of development, technologies and services in domestic and inbound tourism". (November 23-24)
  • Study tours to the facilities of resort and business Sochi (November 20-22)

Forum in Sochi - the main business site for domestic and incoming tourism!

Russia is a huge country with a rich tourist potential, and the Russian resort industry has something to offer its and foreign tourists. We can say that Russian tourism is now experiencing a second birth, but already in the new economic conditions, taking into account the world experience, with a reference to the highest standards and with an emphasis on its originality and unique natural and historical base.

Domestic and incoming tourism in Russia today is a colossal promising market, the development of which is being channeled with significant resources and efforts. The International Tourism Forum in Sochi is designed to show the whole world: the tourist industry of our country really has something to offer its and foreign tourists. Join the work of the largest in Russia business site for domestic and incoming tourism! Here you can find promising partners and solve all the issues for the new tourist season!

Forum Audience

The Tourist Forum in Sochi unites various participants of the domestic tourist market: regional authorities, resorts, hotels, tour operators and other representatives of the tourism business who want to present their product or services to the widest audience of both Russian and foreign.

The main visitors will be the specialists of the tourism industry, primarily tour operators and travel agents from different regions who are interested in finding new contacts, establishing business contacts and concluding commercial deals.

Among them, such brands as:

  • Mountain resort "Rosa Khutor";
  • Hotel complex "Imeretinsky";
  • BRIDGE RESORT Hotel complex
  • National Tour Operator ALEAN;
  • The company «CORAL TRAVEL»;
  • NTK Intourist;
  • Caucasian State Biosphere Reserve;
  • Tour operator Dolphin;
  • Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina;
  • Health complex "DAGOMYS" and many others.

The largest number of participants will traditionally come from the Krasnodar Territory. These are large Sochi hotels, representatives of tourist business of Gelendzhik, Anapa, Tuapse, Hot Key, Crimea and resorts of the South of Russia. Also this year other regions of our country joined us, such as Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria, Stavropol Territory, Rostov Region, Vologda Region, Kirov Region, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District and others.

The Congress "Key strategic directions of development, technologies and services in domestic and inbound tourism".

Following the basic concept of the Forum, the themes of congress events will concern various aspects of the organization of domestic Russian tourism and inbound tourism.

At the Congress in Sochi, representatives of relevant departments, trade unions, heads of Russian regions, heads of sanatorium and resort enterprises and tourist facilities, representatives of the largest companies-carriers and service companies will discuss the most pressing issues of Russian tourism industry life and those factors that influence its successful Development, and also hinder him, and much more.

The Congress program will traditionally include discussion meetings and training workshops.

In addition to the discussion and training events, the program of the Congress includes business meetings, presentations, meetings in the "question-answer" format, and personal meetings with representatives of the Administration.

XXIV International tourist exhibition «Resorts and Tourism. Season 2017-2018»

"Resorts and Tourism" is one of the main exhibitions of the resort industry in Russia. For 24 years she has opened a new holiday season in the country. The exhibition is the owner of prestigious signs of UFI (International Union of Exhibition Industry) and RUEF (Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs).

Over the years, the exhibition "Resorts and Tourism" focuses on domestic and inbound tourism. The exposition part is objectively the most visible and comfortable for communication platform in the framework of any business event. So, the exhibition "Resorts and Tourism. Season 2017-2018 "within the framework of the International Tourism Forum is the meeting place for accommodation facilities and tourist destinations of our country with interested specialists and potential partners for whom it is important to see in one place all the most interesting things in the Russian tourist business, hold targeted negotiations, get acquainted with the successful experience Other regions, consult with specialists and establish useful business contacts.

The exhibition is held in late autumn - to become a launching pad for the all-season resort of Sochi and for other resorts in Russia, where winter is also a hot season. Participants will also present tourist products for spring, summer and autumn. The exhibition gathers leading enterprises of the hospitality industry of the Southern Federal District, other regions of Russia and neighboring countries, as well as transport, insurance, service companies, tour operators and travel agents, manufacturers and suppliers of equipment for the spa industry and other representatives of the tourist services market.

XVIII International Specialized Exhibition "Hotel and Restaurant Business".

At the exhibition "Hotel and Restaurant Business" will be presented a full range of equipment for the spa industry, restaurants, offices and homes. In addition, equipment, technologies and materials for hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars will be presented here. Overalls, linens, household chemicals, accessories and much more.

Specialized exhibition in Sochi is an ideal venue:

  • In the territory of this city the maximum number of your potential customers is concentrated.
  • The colossal sanatorium complex of Sochi
  • A huge hotel fund, which includes facilities from the level of international chains to small private hotels
  • Restaurants, bars, cafes of various ranks and catering services
  • New objects of hospitality are constantly being opened. Year-round workload of enterprises in the HoReCa sector

Here guests and events of various scale and profile are received 365 days a year!

Therefore, the exhibition event held in Sochi, will gather a wide audience of interested specialists from Sochi itself, and from all over the Black Sea coast and from neighboring Abkhazia.

Study tours to the facilities of resort and business Sochi

On November 20, the Forum's events are opened with familiarization and educational tours from the leading tour operators of Russia. On the official website of the company for industry professionals, registration of participation will be available from September 1, allowing you to see with your own eyes the full potential of the health resort complex of Greater Sochi and other regions of Russia and conclude direct service contracts Their enterprises for 2017 and for a longer term.

Every year the number of objects presented within the framework of tours, increases significantly. And even if you have already visited Sochi last year, visiting tours this year will open a lot of new and interesting for you - after all, resort and business Sochi does not stand still, and over the past year there have appeared many objects worthy of your attention.

Tours cover the main categories of destinations in Sochi:

  • Mountain cluster ("Mountains");
  • Coastal cluster ("Sea");
  • Sanatorium and balneological complex ("Treatment and rehabilitation");
  • Resources for corporate events and large-scale events ("MICE");
  • Attractions of the resort city ("Sights and excursions").

On all the objects that are included in the tours, you will receive a warm welcome, a competent presentation, communication with specialists and, most importantly, the opportunity to see for yourself and personally try everything that modern Sochi offers to vacationers and business people and establish direct contact with your Future partners.

International Tourist Forum in Sochi: come to solve all the issues for the new tourist season!

Participation in the Forum is a unique opportunity to demonstrate all aspects of recreation, tourism and treatment, to get acquainted with new products, to conclude direct contracts for the 2018 season.

Detailed information about the Forum you can get in the Organizing Committee:

+7 (862) 262-25-38, 262-31-79, 262-32-55, 262-22-87,,

On the official website from June 1 will be open

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