The Russian Union of Travel Industry is the largest industry association, which includes tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, resorts, transport, insurance, consulting, IT companies, educational institutions, the media, public and other organizations in the field of tourism.
To date, taking into account associate members, organizations that are members of associations and unions, as well as united in a network of travel agencies, the Russian Union of Travel Industry represents the interests of more than 3,000 tourism industry enterprises from Russia, countries of the near and far abroad.
The structure of the Russian Union of Travel Industry includes 12 regional branches: Volgograd, Far East, Crimean, Perm, Volga, Primorsky, North-West, Tver, Udmurt, Ural, South-PCT, and the Regional Union of Travel Industry. Within the Union, there are 21 committees and commissions.
The Russian Union of Travel Industry member enterprises are registered and have branches in more than 70 cities in Russia.
The Russian Union of Travel Industry was established in 1993. Until 2002, the organization was called the Russian Association of Travel Agencies (RATA).
The main objectives of The Russian Union of Travel Industry are to create a civilized tourism market in the country and increase the competitiveness of the national tourism product of tourism services.
Russia, once the largest and most powerful member of the former USSR, remains a fascinating country to visit. It is a country of contrasts, from great subtropical beaches to bitterly cold winter regions in the north. The east may have fewer people, but its lovely cities are among the most interesting in Russia and can hold their own against the west. Russia is steeped in history everywhere a traveler goes, from vicious battles to great classical music and literature. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Russia: