Tourism is developing at a steady pace in our country. We are absolutely confident that there will be no shocks whatsoever on the tourism market in 2017.
It’s an important thing to continue to invest into technology, into innovation. It’s important for the governments to support the companies like us, like Airbnb and all the other startups, to create regulations and to facilitate those kind of innovation and technology. And that will help overall tourism.
It’s crucial to create a simpler way for people to move and communicate and, specifically, for tourists who don’t speak any other language.
As we talk about developing tourism in the Russian Federation, we understand that tourism is developing in all 85 regions of our country. A very important positive dynamic of domestic tourism and travel is being observed.
Following a slew of bankruptcies in 2014, we have set up mechanisms to protect our tourists, including those travelling abroad. We have not allowed any more mass bankruptcies.
I believe in a bright future for Russian tourism and it’s very important to get private investors on board.
We have introduced visa-free entry for 72 hours for passengers on tourist vessels and cruise ships coming to our city from Europe.
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