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SHANGHAI, November 15 (Itar-Tass) — Representatives of several hundreds of companies and organisations from dozens countries, including from Russia, will take part in the China International Travel Mart CITM-2012 exhibition due to open in Shanghai on Thursday.
Russia will present exhibits organised by the Russian Agency for Tourism (Rostourism).
Among Russian participants in CITM are regional tourist administrations, leading transport companies, museum complexes and tourist companies from different regions. The exhibition demonstrates one of the developing brands – North Caucasus Resorts.
Other foreign guests, including guests from Russian regions such as Altai, Yekaterinburg, Yaroslavl and Moscow, will represent their recreation opportunities. According to organisers, “this is an excellent chance to present the own tourist product, to show the tourist potential and to attract foreign tourists to Russia.”
Members of the Russian delegation said the exhibition in Shanghai was a very important event, which will close Year of Russian Tourism in China in line with the Russian-Chinese forum slated for November 16.
Over 100 events were held within Year of Russian Tourism in China. Chinese tourists show interest in Russia.
Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism Alexander Radkov said the number of travellers from China increased by over 40 percent.
“Chinese tourists continue to arrive to us. Their flow also increased to Russia’s European part. It is pleasant that these are not only border exchanges. The result is evident and one cannot hide it,” the head of the Russian agency stressed.