Briefing: Growth and opportunities in Russia

Russia’s hospitality market is young compared to other European destinations. It is growing as a destination and the number of outbound Russian travellers is also increasing. It is a unique market covering a vast space and has highly populated cities. Supply at the premium end of the market in the main cities has met demand. It is now the regional markets and midscale market that hold the opportunities.

In this briefing experts outline how they see the Russian economy, and what challenges Russia holds. Comment from:

  • Scott Antel, Partner, DLA Piper Rus Ltd  on the regional Russian markets

  • Robert Shepherd, Chief Development Officer – Europe, InterContinental Hotels Group on why it’s worth a visit to RHIC

  • Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on Russia growing as a destination and a source market

  • Aron Libinson, VP Development – Russia, CIS & Georgia, InterContinental Hotels Group on the opportunity for growth in Russia


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