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Gates to the North, an inter-regional event, show and exhibition for the tourism industry will be held in Vologda on April 10th

The exhibition is held annually with an active backing of the Vologda Oblast Government. The venue of the Gates to the North is the Exhibition Centre "Russky Dom".

The exhibition is supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of Tourism Industry and the Association of Tour Operators of Russia.

The exhibition area and various segments, along with the comprehensive programme and supporting events represent the entire product spectrum of the tourist industry of the Vologda Oblast. At the same time, they form the basis for the development of new ideas, approaches and targeted marketing.

The exhibition Gates to the North is an event with a long tradition. This year it will be taking place for the 19th time.

The aim of the Gates of the North is to highlight new itineraries in the Vologda area, to develop tourist infrastructure and to present the full range of technologies and services.

Running April 10th-11th, the exhibition Gates to the North offers comprehensive business and entertainment programme for the participants and visitors. It includes presentations of tourist resources of the Vologda districts, daily seminars aiming to upgrade professional skills of those involved in tourism industry, round-table discussions, contests intended to boost tourism business in the region.

Alongside with presentations of tourism opportunities, the programme of Gates to the North includes an exhibition for traditional crafts and souvenirs.

Vologda Oblast official website