The Far East is among the most attractive, yet least accessible tourist destinations
Over the last five years, travellers have shown a fairly high interest in this territory. <…> Though popular, it has never become a destination for mass tourism. <…> Most likely, because of its expensiveness and remoteness. <…> The whole tourist traffic to the Far East (it includes a bit of the Arctic) is just 11.9% of the country’s total tourist traffic. For such a vast territory as the Far East, this is a fairly low number. Yet, it has a great potential for taking the tourist traffic up to a whole new level — Olga Surikova, Director, Tax and legal, KPMG in the CIS.
The Far East is the place of power for us. <…> This is the territory of pristine nature, where we can build modern facilities from scratch in line with what our guests need and what the nature needs. <…> This is a huge potential for visitors. Today’s tourists are different. Younger generations come for visual impressions. They want to see the unique nature and stay where one can explore it. This is one of the advantages of the Far East. <…> The project in Buryatia can be expanded and duplicated. <…> Today, we have signed agreements with Kamchatka and Yakutia on building new facilities. We are considering Sakhalin — Aleksandr Tertychnyy, General Director, Anterra.
I need 140 kilometres from Chita to my village. If there is no road, the project will gradually die out. It is interesting now, because it is new. But if there is no road, <…> this project will die, — Dashi Namdakov, Founder, Fund for the Promotion of Culture and Art named after Dashinima Namdakov.