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.