Coming soon: OTM: Winter 2017 — technological novelties and over 50 winter offers from the event exponents
The major travel online fair in Russia will take place on September 4 - 17 on the Profi.travel portal. There is only a bit over a month left until we officially open the exponents booths and announce a business program. While exhibitors are selecting topics for presentations and thinking about booth contents, the Profi.travel Team is upgrading the interface and technology possibilities of the fair. This time you can watch ОТМ everywhere — at lunch time, while communicating, during traffic jams, and at home: on mobile devices, tablets, get registered from the homepage of the fair, and even from the social nets!
International Travel Fair ONLINE TRAVEL MART: WINTER 2017/18 is the only online fair dedicated to all winter travel destinations, which takes place in the Russian-speaking community for travel professionals of Russia and CIS countries.
This fall during two weeks, September 4 - 17, all winter destinations and seasonal new offers from tour operators, destination management companies, hotels, airline companies, national tourism organizations of non-CIS countries will be presented at the OTM Winter 2017/18 Fair platform to the wide audience of travel professionals from 11 Russian-speaking countries. The fair will be truly the first professional event this season as it takes place before the series of traditional fall professional events, fairs and workshops in the travel industry. As well as the biggest event: the expected number of visitors is 3 000 travel professionals.
Just to remind, ОТМ was designed and first held by Profi.Travel Media Holding in February 2017.
Alexey Vengin, CEO and Founder at Profi.Travel:
We tried to make the project as eventful as possible and to present to the professional audience as many summer destinations of 2017 as we could. To be honest, the positive feedback on the fair from participants and exhibitors has exceeded all our highest expectations.
How did OTM, Summer 2017 go?
Exhibitors for OTM, Summer 2017 were NTOs of Greece, Sweden, Great Britain, and Austria, the largest mass tourism Russian and niche operators, destination management companies, theme parks, DMCs from Turkey, the UAE, and Asia, hotel chains, and airline companies. Fair partners were the Greece National Tourism Organization and the Mouzenidis Travel tour operator, who organized Greece Days fully dedicated to holiday opportunities in this country. In addition, there were Turkey Days.
Aleksandr Tsandekidi, General Director of Mouzenidis Travel:
It’s great that we finally have an event of this format and of this scale. It inspires respect and admiration that so many professionals take part in the first large-scale online event. Great job. These online fairs are convenient and have plenty of advantages.
OTM: 2017 was supported by Association of National Tourism Offices in Russia (ANTOR) and largest Russian retailers (Goryachiye Toury (Hot Tours), Rosstur, Geographia), who recommended their partners, travel agencies of Russia, to take training at the fair.
Sergei Guschin, Head of Marketing Department, Anex Tour:
The fair was very useful for us. The audience was very active, there were a lot of comments during the live broadcast itself. We constantly saw feedback and it was great. In 24 hours after the broadcast we received almost 100 applications for fam trips, it was amazing! We have almost filled 5 groups for familiarization trips. I’ll be honest it is almost record-setting for February.
What will be at OTM, Winter 2017/18?
|●||All top winter season destinations: travel opportunities at winter resorts, new offers from hoteliers, alternatives for economy and luxury tours at all the international destinations.
|●||Official opening and closing ceremonies including speeches from the key partners of the event.
|●||New offers of Winter 2017/18 — from the first hands! NTOs, tour operators, and destination management companies will tell you about ‘perks’ of the upcoming winter – new destinations, hotels, combined tours, etc..
|●||Textbook from Profi.Travel: hotel reviews, easy-to-use ‘notes’, and educational articles, which will be most useful for sales during the whole season.|
What are the novelties, that Profi.travel, the organizer of OTM, have prepared?
|●||Absolutely new design of the expositions – with interactive homepage and the ability to see what individual live users are doing at the fair
|●||Mobile version of the fair — it will be possible to view the fair webpage on all mobile devices.
|●||Watch presentations of the fair wherever – at home, on the way, at the gym, at the traffic jam, and so on: we have made it possible to view the fair on mobile devices.
|●||One-click registration process — through social networks.
|●||Integration with social networks: share presentations, your personal Diploma of the fair. Also, there will be the possibility to see all the visitors of the event, thanks to personal photos from social networks.
|●||Huge audience outreach — as all the key webinars are now available on mobile devices, phones, tablets, as well as on Facebook, VK, on Profi.travel YouTube channel.
|●||Webinars held on speaker’s native language — as Profi.Travel provides an interpreter and simultaneous translation into Russian.
|●||Improved usability: user account, Loyalty system user account, easy-to-use webinar schedule and possibility to add to favorites presentations, and view them later in archives.
|And a lot more!|
Profi.Travel announces the start of exponents registration for the ONLINE TRAVEL MART: Winter 2017/18 - second International Online Fair, dedicated to promotion of foreign destinations to travel trade of Russia and CIS Countries. The Fair Website otm.profi.travel is open, and we are looking forward to welcome everyone, interested in increasing of the tourist flow from Russia and CIS in the upcoming winter season. We invite all market players to join the event: hotels and hotel chains, tour operators, DMCs, airline companies, railway ticket distributors, car rental services, health care and SPA centers, and resorts.
How to take part in ОТМ?
Exhibitors have truly great opportunities at ОТМ for their product promotion:
|●||make one or several presentations of their tour product and special offers for the audience of thousand motivated and ready-to-learn travel professionals.
|●||organize in cooperation with partners the entire day, dedicated to the brand promotion.
|●||make the exponent’s booth very complete and informative — to provide the most necessary information about the tour product and attach all the necessary e-catalogs, share the most useful links.
|●||take part in Profi.travel activities— official opening and closing ceremonies, live broadcasts.|
Profi.Travel Sales Department:
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