President, Russian Union of Travel Industry
SPHILKO SERGEY PAVLOVICH
Sergey Shpilko has been the President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (former Russian Association of Travel Agencies) since 1995.
RUTI is Russia’s largest union of tourism-related enterprises with over 1300 members working in travel, insurance, finance, transport, accommodation, legal and many other fields in Russia and beyond.
Mr. Shpiko had been appointed the Chairman of the Moscow City Committee for Tourism and Hotel Industry in 2010. Following the reorganization of the Committee in 2015, he had been acting as the First Deputy of the Head of National Policy, Trans-Regional Relations, and Tourism Department in the Government of Moscow. In July 2016, he was transferred to the position of the Counselor to the Deputy Mayor of the Russian capital.
Sergey has been working in travel industry since 1993. As the RUTI President, he is a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Mr. Shpilko is the heart and soul of Russian tourism industry and an avid traveler himself. It is quite hard to think of a country he has not visited yet. Along the way, he loves collecting and sharing anecdotes and curious stories from his fellow travelers and colleagues.