On April 12-14 the First All-Russian Training Forum "Eventive Russia" for organizers of tourist events took place in Tolyatti, Samara region. Samara region became the first unified platform for the forum, which brought together the organizers of tourist events, travel companies and hoteliers from more than 20 regions of Russia.
Leonid Gelibterman, the president of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy, participated in the forum as a speaker. The topic of the presentation of Leonid Gelibterman "Event tourism and its wine and gastronomy components" aroused keen interest of many participants of the forum.
"As one of the greatest Russian biologists and physicians Ilya Mechnikov said:" Food is a part of the soul, the human culture. Food is one of few pleasures available to a man during all his life". According to the UNWTO, tourists spend on food more than 25% of their vacation pays. And what can we offer to them, who are ready to spend their holiday bonus? First of all, we can offer high-quality regional food and regional gastronomic specialties. And gourmet brands as well, if there are any. Any event, festival, forum or congress in one form or another provides its participants with food. Quality of food is always dominant. Delicious events and events, where it is delicious, choose of foods and beverages, involvement of local restaurateurs and regional producers. Man is what he eats and drinks. Pleasant aftertaste should be provided! ".