The national project (Tourism and hospitality industry — ed.) includes three key initiatives, which, again, are unimaginable without regional integration. The first is infrastructure and support measures that will allow entrepreneurs, investors, municipalities, and regions to improve the infrastructure already in place. Why does this concern the authorities, regional and municipal, as much as entrepreneurs? Because in order designing an interesting and beautiful space, or adapting even the tiniest of beaches somewhere on a beautiful river or reservoir, requires participation from the municipality. Yet, the municipality will never have enough budget to make such infrastructure even to get ready for investors to gets involved — Elena Lysenkova, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Tourism.
Naturally, when we talk about the development of tourist regions, the development of the tourism industry, we are talking primarily about a comfortable infrastructure. What is it exactly? Of course, first of all it is roads. By 2024 with the help of the „Safe and quality roads“ national project we will bring all our regional roads to 50% compliance — Oleg Khorokhordin, Head of the Altai Republic.
Last year we added a number of infrastructural elements: we launched a new air terminal, a modern air terminal complex, and now Karelia has become even closer and more accessible. We are launching new flights. Today we fly to Kazan, to Kaliningrad, we have daily flights to Moscow, and the number of flights is increasing. Of course, the pandemic made some changes: for instance, we were planning to launch a flight to Helsinki last year too. But we are increasing the number of flights since last year — Oleg Ermolaev, Minister of Economic Development and Industry of the Republic of Karelia.