Tourest 2022

The international tourism fair Tourest 2022 should have taken place from 11-13 February.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the fair has been postponed by one year and will take place on 9-11.02.2023.
It is therefore not possible to publish statistical results of Tourest 2022.

On the other hand, Tourest's organizer, the Estonian Travel and Tourism Association (ETFL), presented the 2021 Tourism of the Year awards and for the first time also awarded a lifetime achievement award.

In cooperation with the Estonian Business and Innovation Agency tourism development centre, airBaltic, and many other companies from the tourism sector, the Tourest Hosted Buyer Programme (HBP) also took place. Tourest HBP is a joint project across the tourism sector that aims to increase the export capacity of tourism businesses and tourism exports by bringing together Estonian regional service providers and buyers from foreign markets to establish bilateral contacts and develop cooperation. This time, travel professionals are from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Switzerland visited Estonia.

From 1990. the Estonian Travel and Tourism Association annually announces the best tourism object since 1992. also the best tourism promoter, in order to make the general public aware of the important role played by the tourism industry in the Republic of Estonia and to publicly acknowledge successful tourism projects and individuals.

The nominee for the title of “Best Tourism Object” must be well known, have prestige in the tourism market, and provide impeccable customer service. The choice is also influenced by the novelty of the service (product), originality, good marketing, a qualitative leap in improving service levels, etc. Professionalism, based on international experience, also plays a key role in the selection process when dealing with tourism businesses.

The recipient of the title of Best Promoter is a person who is directly involved in tourism business issues at a practical or theoretical level, in business in tourism infrastructure companies, or in tourism education. The person must have a significant impact on the positive development of tourism in Estonia or abroad, have personal recognition and authority in the Estonian tourism community, and have an impeccable reputation. It is also based on the successful launch and implementation of new projects.

The best tourism object and promoter of the year will be officially announced by the ETFL President at the traditional annual Tourest tourism fair and announced in the press. A certificate will be awarded by the ETFL to the best tourist site and promoter of the year.

This time we announced the winners in the media and invited the winners to ETFL or delivered the prizes ourselves.

Estonian Travel and Tourism Association year Tourism Promoter and Tourism Object Awards:

2021 Tourism Promoter of the Year – Soomaa nature tourism entrepreneur Aivar Ruukel

2021 of the year Tourism ObjectFat Margaret– Estonian Maritime Museum

Tourest 2022 gallery

Tourism Year 2021 Awards