Vacations-2002 8th international tourist exhibition, sponsored by the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry, opened at the Olimpiisky sports centre (Moscow) on Wednesday.
The visitors of the exhibition will be able to get information about interesting tours at the stands of more than 700 companies from 55 countries. According to the sponsors, the stands of Cyprus, Austria, Czechia, England, Italy, the USA, Spain, India, Thailand and Krasnodar resorts have been most popular over the last four years. Each firm prepared free information booklets and guidebooks for tourists. Monitors, set up at the stands of major companies, show the sights of the most popular resorts. In addition, the visitors can taste national dishes and watch music shows.
The sponsors reckon upon the increased interest in exotic tours. There are many fascinating trips for the lovers of extreme tourism, for instance, safari in Tanzania, search for hidden treasures in Malta, climbing the Gross Glockner mountain in the Austrian Alps and even wedding-parties in the North Pole. Those, who prefer to rest in Russia, can visit the expositions of Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Golden Ring, Krasnodar and Siberian resorts.
The exhibition will last till October 19.