Italy Connoisseurs

Roman Vitsko

Roman Vitsko is born in Saint Petersburg and has a Master in Tourism Management at the University of Malta.

While completing his studies he started to work at the Hotel Silva Splendid in Fiuggi, followed by other luxury properties such as Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Rocco Forte The Lowry in Manchester and Rocco Forte De Russie in Rome, where he first met and worked with Simone Moscone. During the following years the two kept in touch and continued to share ideas and experience. After completing his experience in the hotellerie business, he decided to move forward and started to work for Tourist Romea Tour Operator in Rome, organizing medical and business congresses for the most important pharmaceutical corporations, such as Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, Hoffmann-La Roche, AstraZeneca and Abbott Laboratories, all over Europe. The next step was to access the Russian market, starting to work for MTC Group SA, a Tour Operator based in Moscow and doing Incoming in France and Benelux. In the role of Regional Manager based in Rome, he contributed to open and develop a new destination – Italy, by contracting hotels and finding reliable local partners for the land services MTC Group started to offer in the new market. After the successful opening in Italy, he decided to join the Sister Company of MTC Group – Leading Companies International, an international wholesaler, in the role of Contracting Director for the US area and moved to Miami, Florida. Finally, after careful market analysis, he joined Simone Moscone and Fulvio Fares at Italy Connoisseurs in September 2010 as Associated Area Director for Eastern Europe and South America.