The Republic of Moldova was presented at the MITT. The Tourist Exibition was held in Moscow in 2018.
The Moscow International Tourism Exhibition was adjourned on March 25th, 2018 celebrating its 25th anniversary. The event was attended by more than two thousand companies, representing 190 countries, including Moldova.
The participants resorted to a variety of ways to attract the attention of tour operators: some invited artists and music groups, others offered delicious treats, and, of course, by creating original stands designs. Representatives of travel companies have sauntered around brightly decorated stands, taking a stop here and there, and then it was up to the speaker representing the country to induce more interest into the local specifics.
Moldova attracted visitors by its national style stand design, and tasty treats complemented with legendary Moldova wines. The Republic of Moldova was represented by Anna Colta, the Chairman of the Union of Business Entities “National Association of Travel Companies of Moldova” (ANAT). Anna Colta has masterly demonstrated how the national color and character could impress tourists.
Famous wine tours with tasting of different types of excellent beverages – this is what makes Moldova Republic stand out among other countries competing on the tourist market. During the presentation, it was stressed that the quality of wine has improved significantly in recent years, satisfying the most perfectionist tastes of most selective gourmets. Some tours include participation in grapes harvesting and visiting the working production factory site, where tourists could discover a lot of master trade secrets and learn the art of wine making.
Autumn is the best time one could choose to embark on a wine tour. One of the fun activities offered by an operator on a bus tour will be, for example, a grape harvesting race. The participants will be split into teams to see who would do it faster. Upon gathering enough grapes they will stamp the bunches, and the resulting juice will be bottled, ready to be taken home as a souvenir. Thus, tourists will become participants in the fragment of the famous film “The Taming of the Shrew”, only nowadays and in Moldova. Time on such a fantastic excursion will fly unnoticed. Lots of fun and excitement is guaranteed.
Similar entertainment activity is planned in June, except that instead of grapes teams will be harvesting cherries.
Also, tourists are invited to visit the famous Mimi Castle, which was built by the decree of the most recent governor of Bessarabia. Constantine Mimi demanded to build a castle that would look like a French courtyard. Nowadays, it is called a wine castle. The excursion to this place offers everything that tourists pursue on trips: beautiful architecture, delicious national cuisine and fine exclusive wines.
The pearl of Moldovan wine making, CRICOVA, represents a unique underground complex famous all over the world for its huge labyrinths and excellent wines.
We can not fail to mention other participants catering wines for Moldova stand. Firstly, it is the State Enterprise of Quality Wines “MILEŞTII MICI” – the winery that has its own vineyard producing a certain sort of grape.
Another contributor was the winery and tourist complex Château Vartely, opened in 2008 in just 45 km ouside of Chisinau. Château Vartely has a distinctive architecture and gives its guests the opportunity to fully enjoy the scenic landscape. Here you can visit excursions and tastings, accompanied by professional guides.
With every year Moldova resorts earn greater popularity locally and abroad. Things are improving fast and this small, but tasty and sunny country becomes a real tourist attraction.
For instance, 2018 anniversary exibition has doubled the number of companies representing Moldova, as compared to previous year.
• Amadeus Travel
• Azbuca travel S.R.L.
• BT Travel S.R.L. – BESTMoldova.md
• Cheie Tur S.R.L.
• Alexand Group S.R.L. – CONDOR
• Isida Travel S.R.L.
• Panda Tur S.R.L.
• Business TV SRL – Profile
• Racurs Grup S.R.L. – Rakurs Tour
• Slavion Travel S.R.L.
• Solei Turism SRL.
• Stil Tur S.R.L
• Tatra-bis S.R.L.
It isn’t necessary to have sea or mountains to attract tourists. Wine tours, national culture, gastronomy, smiling faces and friendly hospitable people are the key elements of small, but yet cozy Moldova.
Come visit Moldova!
We’d like to extend our special thanks to Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organization and particularly to Mr. Ion Iordache
ANAT Press center