The regions of Russia are developing unified tourist routes and creating new offers for tourists
Interregional routes are the future development of tourism. Why should regions unite to create a trend for interregional routes? This is definitely a platform to bring businesses together in order to create new products. We have the opportunity to understand, study the needs of the market; and we understand what the needs of the tourist are — Ekaterina Pronicheva, Chairperson, Moscow Tourism Committee.
On the vast macro-territory of Moscow and St. Petersburg, cities began to appear that have tourism as the anchor employer. We understand that the role and function of tourism as an employer should be strengthened, especially since tourism, first of all, is an industry with a large number of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs involved in business; and they need to find favourable conditions for their development — Elena Lysenkova, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm).
We presented the idea of creating the world's largest naval park, a new tourist and recreational location, I would say, an educational location. We talked about the complex development of the territory, about the construction of more than 30 different modern infrastructure facilities: a museum, a modern embankment, a large number of sports grounds, hotels. Three years ago, there was nothing but an idea and enthusiasm. This year, for the May holidays, we registered more than 100,000 visitors for the first time — Marika Korotaeva, Co-Organizer, Project "Land of Forts".