On November 26 the XIIth award presentation ceremony of the Leaders of Travel Industry annual international premium took place in the Napoleon Celebration Hall in Moscow. This year it has passed under the motto of Go Russia Go! pursuing the subject of grandiose sports victories of our country in the expiring Olympic year.
Prizes were presented by guests of honour of the ceremony - repeated world and Europe figure skating champion Irina Slutskaya, head of the Department on formation of state policy and organization of tourist activity of the Ministry of sports and Tourism of Russia Nadezhda Nazina, executive vice-president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Murychev, the Committee on tourism chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Yury Barzykin, president of Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs Andrey Podenok.
This prestigious award in the field of tourism was founded by Informbank Agency media-holding, Tourism: Practice, Problems, Prospects magazine, The Russian Tourist Newspaper, Committee on economic policy, entrepreneurship and tourism of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Tourist and hotel enterprises of the Republic of Karelia traditionally take active part in the Leaders of Travel Industry competition held on SILVER, GOLD, PLATINUM categories. The main prize of the Premium is the diamond star.
This year KareliaOpen, Ltd., (Director Elena Reshetova) was recognized the winner of the Leaders of Travel Industry international Premium from the Republic of Karelia in the nomination For Progress in the Hotel Chain Development.
In 2008 for KareliaOpen, Ltd., it is already the second federal award. On September 27 on the World Tourism Day, KareliaOpen together with two other Karelian tourist companies of Lukomorie and Intourist - Petrozavodsk became prize-winners of the Y.Senkevich National tourist premium.