We are happy to announce the dates of the Indo-Russian Travel and Tourism Fair in the year 2023. The second edition of this bilateral travel and tourism fair will be held from 06 to 08 October 2023 at Udaya Palace Convention Centre in Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala State.
The first edition of IRTTF which was held in Trivandrum from 29 November to 01 December 2022 attracted the tourism industry and trade of both the countries. Both the inbound and outbound tour operators from Russia and India, hotels and outbound tour operators in India, especially in South India participated in the Travel fair. MoUs were signed and the Indian tour operators started working on different packages to Russia. These include established destinations like Moscow and St Petersburg and new destinations like Siberia.
India is a country with diversity, thanks to its multicultural experiences. Extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the south tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
The bustling old bazaars rub shoulders with swanky shopping malls, and majestic monuments and luxurious heritage hotels attract people worldwide. The mountains, beaches, historical places, tea plantations and houseboats make India the favourite destination of travel lovers in Russia. Yoga, Ayurveda, and corporate hospitals boost tourism to compete with the international market.
Tourism in Russia has seen rapid growth since the late Soviet times, first domestic tourism and then international tourism. With a rich cultural heritage and natural variety of places, Russia is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Russia is a medley of cultures covered by an excellent infrastructure like roads, railways and airways. The culture and traditions in the country and people of different nationalities vary from one region to the next. What remains constant is the rugged beauty of the land and beautiful architecture that are interspersed with a rich history.
As an emerging market and the largest country in the world, spanning two continents, Russia is a particularly intriguing market for the global travel and tourism industry. After hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia increased its popularity among foreign travellers...
Russia occupies 10th position in the international tourist arrival to India. More than three lakhs Russian tourists arrived in India in 2019. Apart from Goa and the golden triangle, Russians started travelling to South India. Beaches, backwaters, and Ayurveda are the major factors that attract tourists to Russia.Read More
Kerala was a favourite destination for the Russian tourists even during the Soviet time. Hundreds of thousands of tourists from different parts of USSR visited Kovalam through the government agency IN TOURISTS.
Today Kerala has become their favourite destination thanks to the marketing strategy of the tourism department and participation of both government and private organisations in the leading travel marts in Russia. Websites of all major resorts are available in Russian language. Ayurveda attracts a good percentage of tourists from Russia. More than 35,086 Russian tourists visited Kerala in 2018.