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KTM 2018: Eurasia Beauty Queen Yana Filippova is the Goodwill

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Eurasia Beauty Queen Filippova is the Goodwill for for the upcoming Kerala Travel Mart 2018 (KTM) to be held here in September, which gives special emphasis to strengthen the partnership between the two countries in the revenue-generating sector.

This is in continuation of the summit meeting between Indian Prime Minister and the of the Russian Federation last year to celebrate 2018 as the Year of Tourism in and Russia, a society said here.

Filippova has accepted the invitation of to endorse the Country of Focus of the flagship tourism event, said Society Baby Mathew at a press conference here last night.

Upping the glamour quotient with the presence of Filippova, KTM 2018 expects active participation of Russian buyers, and journalists.

Along with other countries, will be a big market for tourism industry in Kerala, Mathew said.

"With Ms Filippova being the Goodwill Ambassador, we expect more participation from for the event. In fact, we are hoping for a record number of registrations this year. We can also expect more tourist arrivals from Russia to Kerala in the coming years," Mathew said.

KTM 2018 will be inaugurated on September 27, coinciding with World Tourism Day, which will be followed by three days of business-to-business meetings.

The showpiece event is being organised by in partnership with Kerala Tourism, offering a platform to key players in the revenue-generating sector to forge business linkages and give an impetus to the entire gamut of tourism industry.

The pre-registration for one of the biggest tourism event in the country has already evinced an overwhelming response with more than 800 domestic and 230 international buyers applying for participation till date.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:05 IST