The FIJET Congress was carried out in Moscow from 22 to 27 September 2016. FIJET is the International federation for journalists and travel writers.
The Department of National Policy, Interregional Relations and Tourism of the city of Moscow organized for Congress participants vast business and cultural program, as part of which journalists not only walked around renewed pedestrian zones and visited the most famous museums of the capital, but also discussed main trends of development, problems and perspectives of tourism journalism.
The Moscow guests visited the Kremlin with its Cathedral Square and Armory Chamber, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the New Maidens Convent, the State Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. During city tours they enjoyed walking along renewed central streets of the capital.
Visiting «Circle of Light», international festival locations, the guests could not shake off very indelible impressions, which are shared by the participant from Serbia in his comment: «An amazing show! I have never seen anything like that and could not suppose it was possible to present on the famous buildings in Moscow. During the opening ceremony I stayed near the Moscow State University and also visited location near the Bolshoy Theatre — that was stunning, fabulous technique of display!
Moscow places of accommodation were marked out. After visiting central hotels the Congress participants told how the quality of service and atmosphere was changed since 1990s: «We went to the Balchug, Metropol hotels and the one, which was called Ukraine before. Wonderful hotels! The staff is polite and welcoming, cleanness, design, rooms condition — all is great!»
The guests could notice changes in the pedestrian areas of Moscow. They paid attention to the fact that central streets became much more comfortable and cosy for tourists and it easier to move along them for people with reduced capabilities now.