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Догузова Зарина

Zarina Doguzova

Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Quotes
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
The Environment in the Far East: Current Objectives and Long-Term Prospects
If we want to turn ecotourism into a profitable industry, we need to create a whole system of relations between the government and business, between business, national parks and appropriate ministries and agencies. Because the market of ecotourism has no rules now
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Exploring the Far East: New Business Opportunities in Tourism
Our brand-new approach is to send as much federal funding as possible to the investment project that are supposed to directly influence the development of tourism in our country
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Exploring the Far East: New Business Opportunities in Tourism
Environmental tourism is one of our priorities <…> This potential is evidently underused
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Exploring the Far East: New Business Opportunities in Tourism
We have very particular plans to transform the industry digitally based on the available resources <…> Before we create convenient quality digital content about the country everything is going to be very difficult
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Discovering Harmony With the Planet and Understanding Global Trends in Ecotourism
There are things which restrict us: the frequent lack of infrastructure, logistics, and accessibility by transport
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Discovering Harmony With the Planet and Understanding Global Trends in Ecotourism
We are a country boasting inexhaustible natural riches. If I am not mistaken, Russia accounts for 10% of the world’s natural resources. Of course, we are a country with enormous potential for tourism, including nature tourism. And of course, there is work to do in order to make tourism a substantial segment of the economy
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Discovering Harmony With the Planet and Understanding Global Trends in Ecotourism
In total, we have 12,000 specially protected natural areas, and we know that access to them is restricted. The legislative measures are indeed very tough. So, it is virtually impossible under the current circumstances to involve business and attract private investment
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Discovering Harmony With the Planet and Understanding Global Trends in Ecotourism
When considering the involvement of business – some kind of public-private partnership – then of course we need to first think about ways to remove the restrictions set out in law
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Key Principles for Establishing Tourist and Recreational Zones
Visa is one of the main restrictions, although not the only one. <…> Now, at a relatively high level, we are discussing the question of lifting the visa restriction; we have a corresponding instruction by the President. <…> A working group has been created, and it became a platform for the weekly discussion of this issue. In fact, we have reached the final stages of discussion, and we hope that in the nearest future a positive decision will be made and in 12 to 18 months the electronic visa regime will function in the entire territory of the country
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Key Principles for Establishing Tourist and Recreational Zones
We can clearly feel the low level of informedness, for example, about the electronic visa regime. <…> Until the electronic visa regime works throughout the territory of the country, we need to selectively build awareness on the target markets, so that as many tourists from all over the world as possible learn that some regions already introduced the electronic visa regime. The problem is that Russia is still seen as a closed country visa-wise
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Key Principles for Establishing Tourist and Recreational Zones
If we look at the statistics on e-visas and visa-free regime, the figures are very different. In the Primorsky Territory, after the introduction of the electronic visa, compared to 2017, the tourist inflow grew by 28%; and the tourist traffic from the South Korea (with the visa-free regime) increased by 134%
10.04.2019
International Arctic Forum 2019
A Warm Welcome: Opportunities for Great Tourist Discoveries in the Arctic
The demand for the Arctic around the world is increasing every year. Unfortunately, Russia remains on the sidelines of this tourist boom. About 4,000 people visited the Russian Arctic zone last year. <...> At the same time, Svalbard is visited by more than 120,000 tourists a year
10.04.2019
International Arctic Forum 2019
A Warm Welcome: Opportunities for Great Tourist Discoveries in the Arctic
Working with investors, creating a favorable investment climate. <...> We need to look into the tax incentives that would be possible for a socially responsible business that would be willing to invest in tourism along with the government
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
How to Develop Tourism: Changing the Way Investment Decisions in the Sector are Made
We must not miss out on the wave of the World Cup legacy. These opportunities need to be used in the most concentrated way possible
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
How to Develop Tourism: Changing the Way Investment Decisions in the Sector are Made
You can create a tourism product from Russia that can satisfy any demand as a promising unique tourist destination