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Date of release: 17.11.2017

Release Number: 18



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. Location: Sochi, Main Media Center, Imeretinskaya Lowland.

Location: Sochi, Main Media Center, Imeretinskaya Lowland.

The organizers of the Forum are the Federal Agency for Tourism, the Administration of the Krasnodar Territory, the Administration of Sochi. The forum is held with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of Travel Industry, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, the Krasnodar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Sochi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Resorts, Tourism and the Olympic Heritage of the Krasnodar Territory.

Given the growing interest of foreign tour operators and partners to Russia, since 2016 the English name abbreviation SIFT (Sochi International Forum for Tourism) has been added to the name of the Sochi Tourorum.

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

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

Statistics for the 2016 event:

exhibitors - leading enterprises of the tourism industry from various regions of Russia.
exhibition area: net - 3020 square meters. m; gross - 6000 square meters;
Visitors - more than 8000 people, 92% of visitors are specialists.
Within the framework of the Forum:

XXIV International Tourism 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)
Educational and educational tours on the objects of resort and business Sochi (November 20-22)
Forum in Sochi - the main business platform 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 basis.

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 internal tourist market: regional authorities, resorts, hotels, tour operators and other representatives of the tourist business who want to present their product or services to the widest audience - 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";
  • RADISSON LAZURNAYA HOTEL SOCHI;
  • RADISSON BLU RESORT & CONGRESS CENTER;
  • BRIDGE RESORT Hotel complex
  • National Tour Operator ALEAN;
  • The company «CORAL TRAVEL»;
  • 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, branch unions, heads of Russian regions, heads of sanatoria and resort enterprises and tourist facilities, representatives of the largest carrier companies and service companies will discuss the most pressing issues of the 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.

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.

The Congress "Key strategic directions of development, technologies and services in domestic and inbound tourism" within the framework of the International Tourism Forum in Sochi SIFT 2017 will be held on 23-24 November. Its program will be traditionally rich, diverse, will cover the most relevant issues for the tourist industry and include the most effective formats - discussion, summing up and setting of tasks, training, presentation, etc.

To date, the main blocks of the Congress program have been created, devoted to the following topics:

"Health and medical tourism in Russia. New trends ";
"Mechanisms for the development and implementation of standards" all inclusive. Issues of standardization ";
"Electronic tour";
"Training for the tourist industry. Problems and solutions ";
all aspects of air traffic management;
"Interregional routes";
"Transurfing reality. The present and future of the Russian tourism industry ";
"Service in the field of hospitality."
On the first day, the congress program will be opened by the plenary session "Resort season 2017. Results and prospects" with the participation of representatives of federal, regional and local authorities. Also on the first day, a meeting with Igor Levitin, an assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, is planned.

XXIV International Tourism 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 visual 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, conduct 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 the leading enterprises of the hospitality industry of the Southern Federal District, other regions of Russia and the CIS countries, as well as transport, insurance, service companies, tour operators and travel agents, manufacturers and suppliers of equipment for the sanatorium 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 houses. In addition, equipment, technologies and materials for hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, overalls, linens, household chemicals, accessories and much more will be presented here.

Specialized exhibition in Sochi - an ideal venue:

in the territory of this city the maximum number of your potential customers is concentrated.
colossal sanatorium complex of Sochi
A huge hotel fund, which includes facilities from the level of international networks to small private hotels
Restaurants, bars, cafes of various ranks and catering services
Constantly opening new objects of hospitality. 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.

Educational and educational tours on the objects of resort and business Sochi

On November 20, the events of the Forum open educational tours from leading tour operators in Russia. Every year the number of objects represented 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 city-resort ("Sights and excursions").


In the current year, tour operators such tour operators as:

"Alean";
"Riviera of Sochi";
RMS "RosYugKurort";
"New Sochi";
"Your TS" and others.


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 out 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, get acquainted with new products, 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,

sochi@tour-forum.com, www.tour-forum.com.

The official site is open Registration of participants and visitors to the Forum.

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