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27.10.2014, 18:30

Russia to host International Camping Congress in 2017

Russia to host International Camping Congress in 2017

The 11th International Camping Congress (ICC) will be held in Russia in 2017, International Camp Fellowship (ICF) President John Jorgensen said at the closing ceremony of the 10th ICC in Antalia, Turkey. He handed over the symbol of the organisation to Alexander Dzheus, a representative of the Russian delegation and Director of the Orlyonok All-Russian Children’s Centre.

Once every three years, experts in children’s recreation and education from all over the world convene at the international congress. This congress is one of the main international events in the children’s tourism sector. In 2014, the congress was attended by 1,000 experts from 40 world nations.

According to Mosgortur General Director Vasily Ovchinnikov, the Camping Congress will be an important event for the tourist market in Russia because it attracts the best world professionals in the area of organising children’s recreation. “This will make it possible to establish new business ties and partnerships with foreign colleagues, and to unveil our promising ideas. Mosgortur, a leader of children’s recreation in Moscow, plans to be one of the organisers of the 2017 congress,” Mr Ovchinnikov said.

This year, Mosgortur participated in such a large-scale international event for the first time. Mosgortur presented its new ideas and practices on organising full-cycle children’s recreation on its exhibition stand and at the plenary session, and presented its own school of training counsellors.

Mosgortur is a major organiser of recreation for Moscow children entitled to benefits. For example, in summer 2014, Mosgortur sent over 50,000 Moscow children to recreation camps. In accordance with a Russian Government decision, this year Mosgortur was a unique operator of children’s recreation in the Crimea. It sent 33,000 children from 68 Russian regions to camps in Crimea and Sevastopol.