Ulyanovsk region has won four grand prix at the National Award in event tourism "Russian Event Awards 2018"

The award's final took place in Nizhny Novgorod from 24 to 27 October. The region won in such nominations as "The best idea for a tourism event", "The best museum and exhibition center to hold a tourism event", "The best MICE tourism event", and "The best regional calendar of tourism events". In addition, the Ulyanovsk region took prizes in the following spheres: "The best accommodation to hold a tourism event", "The best youth tourism event", "The best MICE tourism event", and "MICE event in the sphere of tourism".


The team of the Ulyanovsk region has successfully presented 10 projects in 9 nominations.

“Today event tourism is very popular both in Russian and international tourism industry. The Ulyanovsk region has presented many successful projects during the final of the national award "Russian Event Awards". These were an IT conference "Stachka", VII holiday of graduates "VZLYOTNAYA POLOSA", an All-Russian forum of consumer cooperation "NOVAYA KOOPERACIYA", and an International Tourism Exhibition-Forum "Otdyh na Volge". Development of the event tourism sphere is one of the major tools to attract investment into the region”, - the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov noted.

The First TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival 2019, which will take place in the Ulyanovsk region from 13 to 17 September 2019, received a grand prix in the Best Idea for a Tourist Event nomination. The Ulyanovsk region was selected as a platform for the World Games by the decision of the international commission of experts. During the sports event, inhabitants and guests of the region will be able to attend a diverse five-day programme with master classes by famous athletes, performances by national teams, and a cultural programme. The Festival will pay particular attention to competitions and activities for disabled people.

Ulyanovsk Lenin Memorial was named the best museum and exhibition center to hold a tourism event. The grand prix of the Russian Event Awards proves that Memorial Centre's projects are becoming popular both inside and outside of the Ulyanovsk region.

The IT conference "Stachka" received a grand prix of the National Award in The Best MICE Tourism Event nomination. "Stachka" is an international IT conference that has already become a tradition for Ulyanovsk. The best Russian and foreign speakers, outstanding master classes, and an afterparty with experts – the IT event has them all. One can learn about the latest trends and technologies, as well as find business partners, employees, a job or useful acquaintances.

A grand prix for the Ulyanovsk Region's Event Calendar 2018 in the Best Regional Calendar of Tourist Events nomination has become another victory of the region at the Russian Event Awards. The calendar has information about all main regional events, which include socially minded, cultural and entertaining activities, as well as festivals and exhibitions held this year. While creating the calendar, the developers considered events that would be interesting for tourists and would become one of the reasons to visit the Ulyanovsk region.

The following projects of the Ulyanovsk region also won prizes at the National Award in event tourism: a spa hotel "Imperial Club Deluxe" got the second place in the Best Accommodation to Hold a Tourism Event nomination; VII holiday of graduates "VZLYOTNAYA POLOSA" received the third place in the Best Youth Tourist Event nomination; the All-Russian forum of consumer cooperation "NOVAYA KOOPERACIYA" won the second place in the Best MICE Tourism Event nomination; and the International Tourism Exhibition-Forum "Otdyh na Volge" got the third place in the MICE Event in the Sphere of Tourism nomination.

The Ulyanovsk region won eight prizes and was included in the TOP-3 leading regions on the amount of received awards.

“Such appreciation at the National Award in event tourism of the Russian Event Awards 2018 shows effectiveness of our work. Both the quantity and the quality of our tourism events are improving, and we are doing our best to develop and promote them. This result was achieved thank to the ongoing support and competent policy of the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov”, - noted Yulia Skoromolova, the Director of the Agency for Tourism of the Ulyanovsk region.

The projects, which have become winners of the Russian Event Awards, will be included in the National Event Calendar. It is an Internet platform that shows the most interesting activities in the country and draws attention of Russian and foreign tourists.

All entries were evaluated by the jury, which consisted of 31 experts from among representatives of the tourism industry and federal tour operators, hoteliers, and organizers of international exhibitions. Olga Khotochkina, Director of the International Tourism  Exhibition "Inturmarket" (Moscow), became the chairman of the jury. This year, 193 best projects from 43 regions of the country participated in the final of the Russian Event Awards.

As a reference:

Russian Event Awards is the national award in the field of event tourism founded in 2012. It is an industry award that is given based on the results of an open project competition for achievements in development of the event tourism industry. The award has become a professional, information and communication platform for exchange of experience and interaction between all interested parties working in the sphere of tourism development in the country.

In 2018, 578 projects from 60 regions of the country were submitted for participation in the award. Regional stages of the Russian Event Awards 2018 took place in Irkutsk (on September 16-18 — Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Districts), in Cheboksary (on September 26-27 — Volga and Ural Federal Districts), and in Tambov (on September 12-13 — Northwestern, North Caucasian, Central, and Southern Federal Districts).

The award is carried out with informational support of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation.