For the first time in the industry, we now have a system of instruments, not one, not two, but several groups of interrelated state support measures, which I am certain will allow us to correct mistakes, build up the industry, and make tourism become an important non-resource sector of the economy that generates huge socioeconomic effects for our country and directly affects the quality of life of our citizens — Zarina Doguzova, Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism.
The problem of transport accessibility has now been resolved. Now we have a lot of work to do on the product in order to assemble it technologically, sell it on platforms in two clicks, communicate with the customer in an understandable manner, position it, and teach local business to work according to the standard — Taras Demura, General Director, TUI Russia.
People are the main thing in ensuring tourism. We need to rapidly train people and provide training in professions related to the hospitality industry based on the Far East and network programmes. We are actively working on this now because if we don’t do so, these plans will only remain on paper, of course — Vladimir Solodov, Governor of the Kamchatka Territory.
Tourism cannot only be developed with federal support, by the federal centre, or solely by the regional authorities, or local authorities, or only through the efforts of business. At any event, it needs to be a consolidation of efforts — Alexey Tsedenov, Head of the Republic of Buryatia.