This year’s MITT International Travel and Hospitality Show proved hugely successful with 768 exhibitors, 14,830 visitors, and 57 Russian regions represented

The number of visitors to MITT 2023 exceeded last year's figure by over 60%.

In its 29th year MITT International Travel and Hospitality show lived up to its reputation as the biggest event in the travel and tourism calendar, with 768 exhibitors and 14,830 visitors attending the shown in Moscow on March 16-18, 2023.

This year 57 Russian regions and 20 countries were represented at MITT. Foreign exhibitors came from Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Uganda, Algeria, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, and many other popular tourist destinations. Firms and organizations taking part included foreign and domestic transport operators, tour operators, national tourist offices, travel agencies, hotels, hotel chains, as well as MICE agencies, online search and booking systems, and others.

As usual, MITT was the perfect opportunity for people in the tourism and hospitality industry to meet and discuss trends, find new partners and share predictions. A fascinating exhibition and series of events in the Business Program were of interest to both specialists and general visitors.

Key topics at sessions and conferences included ways of addressing current turbulence, new opportunities for international cooperation, developing the tourism potential of Russian regions, the current situation in the hospitality industry and ways forward for the industry. A total of 17 business events were held with 170 speakers taking part.

Awards were presented to exceptional participants and partners of MITT 2023 at a ceremony on March 18. Those acknowledged for their special part in preparing and holding this year’s show were as follows:

Official partner of the Tourism and Hospitality Leader Forum – Sevastopol City Government

Mountain partner – Caucasus RF

Artem Chernyshov, MITT Director: "My sincere thanks to all of the participants for all their work. Visitor numbers on the first two days of the exhibition were up by 57% from last year. Thanks to all of you for being with us this year. It's great to see the successes we are achieving together and how our show benefits everyone in the industry community. Our common efforts are blazing a trail for Russian tourism!"

Nominations and winners at the ceremony:

Best Collective Stand – Iran

Loyalty and Constancy – Tunisia

Best Country Presentation – Malaysia

Most Hospitable Stand – Sri Lanka

Most Welcome Back to MITT – Republic of Cuba

Fruitful Cooperation – Myanmar

Among Russian-language exhibitors:

Most Active Participant – Republic of Belarus

Most Creative Stand – Nizhny Novgorod Region

Most Hospitable Stand – Republic of Abkhazia

Best Representation of a Russian Region – Altai Territory

Best Debut by a Russian Region – Republic of Khakassia (Opening Ceremony Partner)

Most Attractive Stand – Republic of Tyva

Loyalty and Constancy – Samara Region, Sakhalin and Kuril Islands (Minister’s Cocktails Partner)

Most Visited Stand – Moscow Region

Most Attractive and Active Stand – Republic of Dagestan (Strategic Partner)

Best Stand of a Russian Region – Republic of Tatarstan

Best Glamping Representation – Enjoy

The HoReCa Representation – TravelLine

Breakthrough of the Year – Republic of Altai

MITT, 14,830 visitors

Awards for New Russian Participants:

  1. Republic of Mari El
  2. Tomsk Region
  3. Republic of Udmurtia
  4. Republic o Chuvashia

The MITT team thanks guests, exhibitors and partners for their contributions to organizing and holding the key event of the Russian tourism and hospitality industry. We look forward to seeing you again on March 19-21, 2024!