On 28 February - 2 March 2007, in Yalta, the 16th International Travel Fair: Crimea. Resorts. Tourism - 2007 took place in Yalta-Intourist hotel. The fair was organized by the Ministry of Health Resorts and Tourism of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea and Crimean Tourism Development Center. VTB Bank (Ukraine) became a general sponsor of the Fair.
Vitaly Fisher, First Deputy Chairman of VTB Bank (Ukraine) set forth the goals of the VTB general sponsorship project: "Among our priority tasks are programmes to support small and medium businesses represented at the exhibition. We provide them with an opportunity of growing and developing along with a large bank and offer them favorable and attractive terms and conditions. Servicing of Ukraine-Russia financial flows is a major activity for VTB Bank, and the Crimean Region maintains leadership in negotiating business contracts with the Russian Federation".
Minister of Health Resorts and Tourism of the Crimea, Prime Minister of the Crimea, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomy, Mayor of Yalta and representatives of the general sponsor took part in the conference devoted to the fair opening.
Participating in the Fair were international and national management bodies in the sphere of resorts and tourism, representatives of tourism industry from different regions of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Baltic states, Poland, Turkey, Germany and a number of other countries, as well as other enterprises servicing the resort and tourist complex. More than 2,000 people attended the exhibition on the first day.