RUSSIAN RESIDENTS now account for the second largest International group after the British, in Torrevieja’s multicultural make up. To further build on these close ties, this week Torrevieja City Council has been represented at the International Tourism Fair in Moscow (MITT) by the Councillor for Tourism, Luis Maria Pizana, who has held several meetings with tourism and investment representatives from this area of Russia. Along with having a presence at MITT, Pizana also held meetings with members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Moscow region, to offer the city of Torrevieja as a tourist destination and resort that offers plenty of investment opportunities for this emerging market.
Luis Maria Pizana also made contact with the Moscow government delegate of the Republic of Bashkortostan, an area near the Ural Mountains, whose capital, Ufa, has over a million inhabitants and is one of the 12 most important cities in Russia. Pizana indicated that this meeting was one of the first, with the exception of St. Petersburg, to promote Torrevieja’s promotional offering beyond the capital, Moscow. The meeting was attended by tour operators from the region of Bashkortostan, who were very interested in Torrevieja and the Costa Blanca.
In addition, the Councillor for Tourism has had the opportunity to make a visit to the town of Mitishi, a very prosperous city on the perimeter of Moscow. Pizana met with his counterpart from their council and both declared they are keen to build bridges of communication and friendship between the two cities, which they have, a population centre and similar features.
Finally, the Councillor for Tourism held meetings with major tour operators and Moscow Tourism Board have agreed on the details for operators to visit the city for two nights, where they will stay at the Cabo Cervera Hotel, Torrevieja.