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In Goa, Russia sells Sochi as tourism destination


In sunny Goa, Russians are selling icy Sochi, the Black sea resort that has just hosted the spectacular 2014 Winter Olympics as a possible destination in an Indian tourist’s itinerary.

“After the Winter Olympics hosted by Sochi, it had emerged as a new tourist destination with people all over the world exploring its potential, its riches and its beauty,” says Ekaterina Belyakova, who runs the Russian Information Centre (RIC) here.

Belyakova, who also runs a tour and travel business in coastal Goa, is one of the several Russian trade representatives participating in the Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) being held on the outskirts of Panaji.

Full report here Business Standard


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