Tourism opportunities of Veliky Ustyug are presented at 27th international trade fair for travel & tourism OTDYKH LEISURE 2021.
The 27th international trade fair for travel & tourism OTDYKH LEISURE 2021 is held on September 7th–9th, Moscow.
OTDYKH Leisure is the largest tourism event in Russia and the CIS. It enables the development of the tourism industry in Russia and facilitates the establishment of business contacts for representatives of the tourist market, as well as advertising of the country´s capabilities at an international level. It also offers a comprehensive program for tourism professionals including a unique combination of educational sessions, countries presentations, seminars and networking events.
Main topics of the exhibition are tourism and travel (winter leisure, sun destination, city & sightseeing tours, children's leisure), language courses, club holidays, cruises, adventure holidays, safaris, health centers, resorts, spas, beauty and wellness travel, business travel, hotels and accommodation, transport (airlines, car rental, railways tours, river tours), computer technology for the tourism industry, insurance & banking, maps, brochures, guides for travel industry.
OTDYKH LEISURE International Russian Travel Market is aimed at national tourism products promotion, contributing to the entire domestic industry development and quality of services improvement to the world standards.
This year the exhibition gathered over 400 exhibitors and 160 speakers from 41 Russian regions and 21 foreign countries.
Veliky Ustyug’s experts arrived in Moscow to present tourism opportunities of Veliky Ustyug, hometown of Ded Moroz. In Russia Santa Claus is called Ded Moroz. Ded Moroz lives more than 600 miles (1000 kilometers) northeast of Moscow in his wooden palace in the pine forests at Votchina 15 km off the town of Veliky Ustyug on a cliff above the Sukhona River.
His residence includes not only the house of Ded Moroz, but also comfortable cottages made of wood, a restaurant, a recreation centre with a sauna, a swimming pool and a billiard room. Here you can find a wide range of sports facilities such as skis, sledges, boats, fishing-rods, ets.
His estate with its whimsical chambers hosts many festivals, competitions and New Year’s celebrations. This is also where Russian kids address their letters when they write to share their New Year’s wishes with Ded Moroz.