IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
MOSCOW, September 27 (Itar-Tass) - Russian tourism's best workers, chosen by television viewers and internet users, will be honoured in a competition promoting excellence and achievement in the travel business. It's an initiative of the Russian TV channel Moya Planeta (My Planet) and will reach its climax at a ceremony in Moscow on November 14.
“The award has become an important and promising event in the field of tourism," says Sergey Koshlyakov, contest organiser and Moya Planeta director general. “It aims to open up possibilities for new businesses, generate new ideas and bring recognition to new specialists," he told a news conference to brief journalists on competition details.
Channel director Elena Podkovyrina announced that 225 applicants had entered the competition's four categories this year, compared to 150 in 2012. The first category will name the year's best travel programme, travel blog and travel internet resource. A second group will choose top services for searching and booking air and other travel tickets and for booking hotels and apartments
“Best airlines, most interesting projects in environmental tourism and the best Russian tourist destination” will also receive awards, Podkovyrina said, adding a category for travel photographs, videos and blogs. There's also what the organisers call the “Thing of the Year”, designed to identify something absolutely necessary while travelling, the director told reporters.
The top prize is a metal statuette made by Russian artist Pavel Solovyev. Other awards will be presented by Moya Planeta, the Russian Geographical Society and the Russian geographic magazine “Vokrug Sveta” (Around the World).