TourSib, Siberia’s leading exhibition for the travel and tourism exhibition, took place on 15-17 April 2010 at the ITE Siberian Fair exhibition centre in Novosibirsk, Russia. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which plays an important role in promoting the development of the tourism industry in Siberia.
Over 280 exhibitors took part in TourSib 2010, representing 21 countries. New destinations showcased at the event included Israel, Vietnam, Italy, UAE, Switzerland, Maldives and Malta. Other exhibitors included leading players in the Russian tourism market, such as Tez Tour, Coral Travel, Natalie Tours, Track Travel, S7 Airlines, Mouzenidis, Neva, PAC Group, Anex Tour, Pegas Touristik, Danko, Tour Parad, South Cross, Russian Express, Inna Tour, Transaero Airlines, Ascent Travel, Capital Tour, Lanta-Tour, Roza Vetrov.
Attendance at the event reached 3,800 and included Nebojsa Koharovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in the Russian Federation, Plamen Stoyanov, Consul General of Bulgaria in Novosibirsk, Abdurakhim Kayumov, General Consul of Uzbekistan Republic in Novosibirsk, and other representatives of government and trade associations.
As well as the attractive stands on the exhibition floor, visitors were invited to take part in over 40 presentations of summer travel programmes, helping them shape their tourism offers over the next year.
Testimonials from the 2010 event
Vladimir Kourov, Managing Director of Acris: “The last year was rather difficult for the tourism industry throughout the whole world. But the tourism business in Russia, including the Siberian region, is developing and expanding. The annual travel exhibition, TOURSIB, presents an opportunity for travel market specialists to share experiences and make their mark on the tourism industry.”
Igor Solovjov, Head of Novosibirsk Association of Tourist Organisations: “The structure of the tourism market is changing. New participants are entering our market, IT technologies are being introduced and communication between the main participants of the travel industry is also changing. TOURSIB has always been a business platform for the region, reflecting all these processes.”