On July, 14th CORAL TRAVEL company, in the year of the 20th Anniversary, brought together its partners at the first CORAL SUMMER FEST 2012.

On the one of the most prestigious venues, Holiday Inn Vinogradovo there were more than 2,000 guests, among whom were the heads and representatives of the National Tourist Offices and leading hotels of different countries, airlines, travel agencies, as well as correspondents of professional and mass media.

Numerous guests occupied the large area of the hotel complex, sitting at the tables in front of the stage and near the lake on the branded bright-orange rugs picturesquely laid out on the green hills.

The workshop with the participation of ‘Transaero’ airline, which acts as General Partner of the 20th Anniversary, and also famous hotels was successfully held.


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During the official part the General Director of CORAL TRAVEL, Deputy Chairman of OTI HOLDING Coskun Yurt told about the results of the first half of the year, noting that the increase in sales reached 56.7% compared to same period of the last year, and reported that in 2012 as a whole company plans to increase volumes by more than 30% in comparison with year 2011.

Then the guests welcomed Alexander Pleshakov, CEO of ‘Transaero’ airline. He congratulated the organizers with the jubilee and the dynamic growth, outlined the airline’s plans for the future and expressed hope for further mutually beneficial cooperation and strategic partnership with CORAL TRAVEL as a major tour operator in Russian outbound tourism.

The concert program was opened by the duo “Mark Twain”, and then the huge audience was surprised with barmen-show, Alexander Rodoman, the winner of Russian and world bartending art competitions demonstrated the art of juggling bottles and glasses filled with cocktails.

After that the audience welcomed with applause the invited guest from Belgium, the leader of the world’s charts and the author of dozens of European hits Danzel, who heartily congratulated CORAL TRAVEL with the 20th Anniversary! During the performance of the famous singer dance floor before the stage was literally filled with people who sang along to each song. The famous resident of ‘Premier Lounge’ club DJ Squire continued the concert program, he was skillfully managing dancing people during the foam disco. The girls from the club’s dance group assisted him flitting across the stage as the golden birds of paradise.

Snacks, drinks and barbecues were served everywhere, on table lines by the lake and in the large tent near the stage. Cocktail and beer bars worked nonstop. Master class of pilaf’s cooking gathered many spectators. During the Festival, visitors were also entertained by the big animation team, there worked a mobile photo studio, where guests immediately got snapshot photos with CORAL TRAVEL logo to the good memory of the event.

Happy and full of positive impressions guests left late at night.

Özgür Töre is the founder and managing editor of award-winning travel news website; Focus on Travel News – ftnNEWS.com and Arab Turkish Travel Gazette – www.arabturkishtravel.com. Mr. Töre is the co-founder of RusTourismNews.com and UkraineTravelNews.com Mr. Töre is a board member of Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) in Turkey and International Tourism Writers Alliance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Istanbul Kültür University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Istanbul Bilgi University.