The Russian Association of Business Travel is glad to announce the new section of its ABT Newsletter — Expert opinion. Here corporate buyers of business travel services share their opinions on the main processes of the business travel industry with the readers and speak about their professional activities. The hero of today’s issue is Oksana Nevidomskaya, director of R-Pharm business travel department.


The new partner of the Russian Association of Business Travel is Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport — the largest congress hotel in Switzerland; it is suitable for individual tourists as well as for business travellers. The hotel offers 330 rooms, including 6 Charme suites and a spacious presidential suite.


The Russian Association of Business Travel announces its new member: Moscow «Okhotnik» hotel which is situated in Golovinsky highway one minute’s walk from Vodny Stadion metro station has been certified as a business and conference hotel.


Moscow office of Kerzner International — a leader on the world hotel market — was opened in 2010. Its aim is to promote resorts on the markets of Russia and the CIS. And now having obtained the ABT partner status, it aims to facilitate business travel industry development.


Transit Plus Consult&Logistics, ABT`s partner, offers corporate buyers a new format of cooperation with China. It means full outsourcing in this country from the customer’s name. The company constantly analyses the Chinese market, traces new technologies and is ready to help settle all business processes related to this unique market, where you have to learn a different language, traditions and customs, another system of doing business.


The new partner of the Russian Association of Business Travel is Algosaibi Travel agency — one of the leading travel service providers in Bahrain. The company has been offering services for corporate buyers and MICE coordinators and has been engaged in incoming and outcoming travel for many years already .


HRS (Hotel Reservation Service) HRS (Hotel Reservation Service), the leading global hotel booking system, entered the Russian market not very long ago, but has already won the reputation of a very reliable platform for businesses as well as for ordinary customers.


«We save our clients` time and money» — this is how Maverik Lufthansa City Center agency formulates the main advantages of cooperation with it, briefly and to the point.

Our tourists feel long-standing and deep affection to France for fascinating strolls around the Elysian Fields, breathtaking views from the Eiffel Tower, insightful tours to Louver and Notre-Dame Cathedral, delicious cuisine and excellent shopping opportunities. France, however, is less popular as a business trip destination, which is unfortunate, as the country offers excellent work environment. Inessa Korotkova, Russia and CIS Director, Atout France, gives an account of MICE development in France.


Each year, business tourists expand their travel geography. Not so many countries locates, for example, in Africa, Asia, Middle East or Latin America, can boast their economic and political stability, well-developed healthcare or low crime rates. This, many companies view travel risk management is an indispensable part of their work aimed at ensuring the maximum available safety for their employees making business trips. Oleg Koninin, Marketing and Sales Director, International SOS, Russia, shares the specifics of doing business in this sector.