Siberia is a vast territory, with an area of 8 million square kilometres and a population of 42.2 million. Over the last decade, Siberia’s travel and tourism industry has experienced significant growth and looks set to follow the success of Moscow and St. Petersburg’s tourism industries. Indicators of economic efficiency and growth determinants for majority of Siberian regions and territories considerably exceed the Russian economy average, making it an ideal place to invest.
The international airport Tolmachevo links Novosibirsk with many countries of the world. Regular flights connect Siberia with Germany, UAE, Israel, Korea and China. There are charter flights to Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Czech Republic, and up to 12 flights a day from Novosibirsk to Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The region boasts over 1,000 travel companies (260 based in Novosibirsk), most of which offer outbound tourism services.
Meet the industry at TourSib 2010!
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010
15-17 April 2010 | 240 exhibitors | 15 countries | 3700 visitors
TourSib is the main exhibition for the tourism industry in Siberia and takes place in the region’s capital, Novisibirsk. It offers forward-looking companies the opportunity to make their mark on the region’s tourism industry and ensure their destination attracts the attention of Siberia’s travelling population.
Destinations featured at TourSib 2009 included: China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam.
TourSib is organised by ITE, the leading organiser of international trade exhibitions in Russia. The company boasts a portfolio of over 180 exhibitions every year and has 23 offices worldwide. TourSib benefits from a large database of visitors that has been compiled by ITE’s travel team over many years. ITE’s travel events include MITT, UITT, KITF, AITF, EMITT and Leisure (Moscow). MITT is the largest exhibition in Russia for the travel industry.