Last year saw continued growth of the tourism industry in Russia and worldwide. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist flows exceeded 1.4 billion in 2018. This record figure was reached two years earlier than initially forecast by the UNWTO, with unprecedented tourist numbers recorded in each successive year since 2010. International tourism accounts for annual revenue in excess of USD 1.3 trillion. Russia has achieved remarkable growth in this area, as noted in the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This trend is supported by a number of factors; first of all, the governments determination to accelerate growth by increasing non-commodity exports to USD 100 billion. There is also a great potential to further develop Russias inbound, domestic, and business tourism sectors. Establishment of modern tourism and recreational clusters meeting international standards relating to infrastructure, resources, and customer service can result in numerous benefits increase and stabilization of international tourist numbers, improvement of the overall investment climate, fuelling growth in related industries, and instilling a culture of tourism services. What forms of government support will be put in place to help promote and develop tourist zones? What are some of the new technologies and infrastructure management models? What needs to be done to attract foreign investment?