The impressive Moscow booth did not only showcase charming Russian girls dressed as Snowballs (the Russian Tea Cakes), it also emphasized the new attractions of the Russian capital for Asian tourists during ITB Asia.
Easy visa requirements and many flights connecting Moscow to all of Asia makes the Russian capital an increasingly attractive destination for Asian travellers. Moscow offers first class accommodation, shopping, gastronomy and a wealth of attractions with its museums or its opera houses. The city added this year more attractions to the public which were presented at the show.
The Moskvarium just opened its doors and is considered Europe’s largest aquarium as well as one of the best centres of oceanography and marine biology. It is home to 12,000 aquatic animals living in some 53,000 square meters of space. Visitors are able to learn about marine life with sharks, seals, turtles, caimans, octopuses and hundreds of fish species living in recreated natural landscapes. The Moskvarium integrates a knowledge centre for children to discover ocean life with a special Russian aquarium exhibition which highlights the endangered species in the country. A big attraction is the Water Show Theatre where sea animals participate in shows with circus artists and stage actors. There is also a special centre to learn how to swim with dolphins.
Another brand new attraction is Panorama 360, the highest observation deck in Europe. Located 4km away from the Kremlin in the district of New Moscow City, the observation deck is part of the Federation Tower, Mosvow’s tallest building at 374 meters. The observation deck is on the 89 floor of the building and offers the best possible view of the Russian metropolis. The attraction is not only about admiring Moscow, it integrates various attractions such as a virtual 3D exhibition, the highest ice-cream factory in the world, as well as the highest chocolate factory in the world.
Photo: Snowball girls at the Moscow stand during ITB Asia 2019