International travel trade fair Tourest
TOUREST is the oldest and largest travel trade fair in the Baltic countries that has been organized by the Estonian Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ETFL) since 1991. It covers all the main travel segments, offering an efficient platform to meet face to face the travel-hungry consumers and the majority of the market’s travel trade professionals who make the purchase decisions. It’s the optimum environment to present your products at the start of the season.
TOUREST 2017, organized already for the 26th time, the fair was visited by 28 465 people, who had the great possibility to familiarize with the large number of 511 exhibitors from 22 countries. TOUREST got vast media coverage with over 170 registered media items.
Estonia is a growing market. 25 years of independence have not come close to satisfying the ever-growing motivation for travel and the need for exciting new destinations. In 2015 the number of visits to different countries abroad exceeded the population 3 times.
Nearly 8000 m2 of an exhibition area of the Estonian Fairs exhibition centre, located on a picturesque shore of the Gulf of Finland, is divided into three exhibition halls.
“The Main Hall” accommodated Estonian and international tour operators, travel agencies, transportation and insurance companies, educational institutions, hotels, leisure companies, etc. A special “Global Village” area was reserved for different international destinations.
“Travellers’ Club” seminar area offered an inspirational programme of different travel destinations. It was definitely one of the highlights at Tourest 2017 as well as a chance to enhance visibility as a destination.
"Travel ABC" was another seminar area in the Main Hall, where interesting topics connected to travelling were discussed.
The hall “Visit Estonia!” lined up Estonian national tourism regions and attractions.
In the hall “Taste Estonia!” one found a large selection of Estonian authentic food and cafeterias offered by Estonian Culinary Route. You could treat yourself during the long days of exhibition and buy presents for those back at home. On top of that a colourful programme could be enjoyed on the main stage, with games and auctions. There was a special area and activities for kids.
SEGMENTS AND AREAS at TOUREST 2017
Accommodation - Active Tourism – Bus and Caravan area – Consumer Protection and Insurance - Culinary Travel – Cultural Travel and Events – Destination Estonia- all tourism regions – Family Travel – International destinations - Kids Activity Zone – Medical Tourism – Rural Tourism – Senior Travelling – Sun & Sea – Tourism Organizations – Traffic (air, land, sea) – Travel Agencies and Tour Operators – Travel Bloggers – Travel Media - Travel related products and services - Travellers’ Club - Wellness & Spas
The next TOUREST will be held on February 9-11, 2018 in the Estonian Fairs Exhibiton Centre in Tallinn.
More information about Tourest can be found www.tourest.eu.
If You wish to participate as an exhibitor or You have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!