Source Pravda.Ru

Moscow To Host International Tourism Fair In May 2002

The second Moscow International Tourism Fair (MITF-2002) will be held in the Russian capital from 15-18th May 2002. The Moscow government's tourism committee is the main organiser of the event, which will include the participation of Russian and foreign tourist firms. The first fair was held in Moscow in May this year and featured 327 enterprises working in the tourist industry and hotel business, as well as 58 Russian regional tourist organisations and foreign representatives. More than 15,500 purchasers and professionals attended the event. The basic aim of the fair is to promote Russia and CIS nations as a major tourist market with huge business, cultural, historic and natural potential. The Moscow government has decided to make the fair an annual event.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases