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March 14-16 2017 instructors of Academic Department of Hotel and Tourist Business: Ph.D. of economics, associate professor A. Romanyuk, Ph.D. of economics, associate professor E. Nikolskaya took part in a business program of the international tourism exhibition MITT 2017 at Expocenter.
The MITT exhibition is on the list of 5 biggest tourism exhibitions of the world and always highly estimates by the international community. It comprises all national tourist associations from the whole world; it's attended by representatives of tourism supervisors and agencies from all regions of Russia and over 100 foreign states. To the same extent there were demonstrated both foreign tourism directions and all conceivable choices of leisure inland.
The year 2016 was challenging but very interesting for Russian tourism business. The tourism market started to restore. The demand has changed towards recreation in Russia, but gradual rising demand for the national currency boosts the number of vacations abroad.
Business events of the exhibition give specialists a whole picture of how the branch will exist in the new season.
March 14 there was held the IT-conference MITT Digital "Technologies in practice", organized together with the Media holding TRN. That day there also was carried out the Panel discussion MITT-Region "Russian tourism product – from idea to tourist", devoted to the search of effective ways of interaction of tourism business and regional tourism administrations.
March 15 "MITT Summit HOTEL" was held entitled "Hotel business in Russia 2017: new trends, new technologies, and new knowledge". The moderator of the summit was Konstantin Artemyev, director of Independent Hotel Alliance.
The program "MITT Summit HOTEL" considered the following topics:
Hotel market 2017: what to wait for, what to be prepared for?;
Tourism trends and theirs reflections in hotel business;
Cooperation of hotel and tour operator. Experience of hotel chains;
Marketing department at independent hotel: detailed setup;
Revenue management. Result-based management of incomes;
Big Data. Working with data bases;
How to improve looking at hotel on the Internet: the algorithm;
Optimizing cost-based part in hotel;
Methods of control and theft prevention;
"The road map" of hotel's effectiveness improvement.
"The new tourism legislation, the first practice of use" round table was carried out, where spoke the listed people: Olga Yarilova, director of Department of tourism and regional policy of Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Osaulenko, director of Association "Tourhelp", heads of the insurance company ERV and Law Agency "Persona Grata".
For the first time the event carried out a conference "Development of resort territories of Russia: strategy, practice, promotion". The co-organizer of the conference was Russian Tourindustry Union. It was moderated by president of the Union Sergey Shpilko, he presented "Resort ranking of Russia" prepared by RTU.
There were also held advisory board for tourbusiness representatives for preparation and holding the Football World Championship FIFA 2018, a row of presentations of tourism opportunities of the cities that participate in the Championship.