Inbound tourism is a historically leading business of Intourist, which has been developed by the company since the time of its foundation in 1929. The field of Intourist competence includes the marketing of Russian tourist products and services, as well as the organization of services for foreign tourists and businessmen in Russia. In 2011 VAO Intourist established the Joint Venture with Thomas Cook Group plc with the share of 49.9 % and 50.1% respectively. The incoming business within the JV was fully transferred to the Intourist LLC that will continue to expand the touroperating services and host tourists on the traditionally high level.
Intourist provides the whole complex of services, which includes:
- Elaboration of optimal routes of travels and stay programs
- Accommodation in hotels of Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and other cities of the Russian Federation
- Catering services
- Transfers and other tourist transportation
- Excursion services and visits to interesting objects
- Services of professional guides with good command of foreign languages
- Visa support to foreign customers
Long-term professional experience in combination with modern business technologies and advanced management allows the company to maintain the leading position on the market of inbound tourism in Russia. Intourist has a reputation of a reliable partner, with great abilities to satisfy the most diversified market needs and organization of qualified service. More than seven hundred companies from 70 countries of the world trust the servicing of their clients to the company. Annually Intourist serves more than 200 thousand of foreign clients. For organization of services it enters in more than 6000 agreements with suppliers annually, including hotels, catering enterprises, transport companies, museums, theatres and other tourism objects. The portfolio of Intourist includes both traditional Russian tourist products and special interest programs that are organized on request of trade partners and customers.