We need to build new transport corridors, make new decisions – we are working with the Ministry of Transport here to create a large federal network of multimodal routes in order to expand logistically and help people travel more conveniently. [...] Restrictions on entry and exit... here, too, we need to look for new partnership corridors, build new partnerships with countries that are willing to develop tourism on a mutually beneficial basis. [...] We need to keep upgrading the tourism infrastructure at existing resorts, and we need new, modern hotels – in general, we need to increase hotel capacity by at least two hundred percent. Besides that, we definitely need to create new resorts – seaside resorts more than anything else. [...] We need completely new, modern resorts that meet the requirements of the modern tourist – first and foremost, of course, those looking for a comfortable family holiday. This is a very big, global task, which could take up to 10 years on average. There are such promising territories – on the Caspian Sea and in southern Russia. We will talk to the leadership of the country. And there has to be the creation of a new, big federal sea resort. [...] We need to set up new international corridors and bring in foreign tourists... to launch a single electronic visa regime for 52 countries... we don’t think that there are currently any obstacles standing in the way of… launching this single electronic visa... And the second thing for international tourism, which we will focus on, is very active marketing, active promotion... starting from this year, we will launch a big advertising campaign in a number of Middle Eastern countries for the very first time — Zarina Doguzova, Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism.
If we have enough people actively involved in developing tourism, we will succeed 100%. [...] I am convinced that the key to quality training is the involvement of investors — Vladimir Solodov, Governor of Kamchatka Territory.
The volumes we have today in terms of training in this area... of course, can’t keep up with the volume prescribed in the national project. We are currently training about 11,000 people in this area, but in the near future we will need 250 [thousand – Ed.], i.e., we’re already lagging behind. It is very important for us today to create the mechanisms that would allow us to saturate this area with personnel, both direct and indirect. […] Now we’re working on this too, and we’re in discussions with the government about creating it, and the mechanisms that will be needed, and getting specialist universities involved in this work — Sangadzhi Tarbaev, Chairman of the Committee on Tourism and Tourism Infrastructure Development, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.