From January 22 to 26, 2020, the international tourism trade fair FITUR 2020 will be held at the IFEMA / Feria de Madrid congress and exhibition center, Madrid (Spain). FITUR is the global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound markets.
In 2020, Saint Petersburg will once again take part in «FITUR». Within five days, representatives of the Convention Bureau and the city tourist information Bureau of St. Petersburg will hold a number of business meetings and consultations with FITUR participants and visitors and will present the tourist opportunities of the Northern capital of Russia at the city's stand.
The FITUR exhibition has been held since 1986 and is considered one of the largest events in the tourism market of Spain. The event annually attracts more than 9.5 thousand participants and 107 thousand visitors from different regions of the world: Europe (47%), America (16%), Asia (11%), Africa (7%), the Middle East (3%) and others. The exhibition is organized by the main operator of the congress and exhibition events in the region — IFEMA, and is supported by the World Tourism Organization, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
FITUR 2020 is an ideal platform for finding new partners and exchanging contacts. Representatives of the largest retail chains and travel companies from around the world (Carrefour Voyages, BCD Travel, Travel Planet, etc.) will traditionally be at the exhibition. As part of its participation in the exhibition, St. Petersburg plans to attract professional business events to the city in order to promote it as an international communication and tourist platform. This is especially important on the eve of the European Football Championship 2020, in St. Petersburg there will be 3 matches of the group stage and one ¼ final.
A flexible format of participation will allow each participant to choose the perfect package of services and build a program of stay in the most efficient way. The delegation of the stand of St. Petersburg will take part in relevant events of the business program of the exhibition also to ensure the exchange of experience with foreign colleagues.