Key Principles for Establishing Tourist and Recreational Zones

06 Jun , 11:00–12:15
The Russian Economy: Achieving National Development Goals
Pavilion G, conference hall G6

Last year saw continued growth of the tourism industry in Russia and worldwide. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist flows exceeded 1.4 billion in 2018. This record figure was reached two years earlier than initially forecast by the UNWTO, with unprecedented tourist numbers recorded in each successive year since 2010. International tourism accounts for annual revenue in excess of USD 1.3 trillion. Russia has achieved remarkable growth in this area, as noted in the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This trend is supported by a number of factors; first of all, the government’s determination to accelerate growth by increasing non-commodity exports to USD 100 billion. There is also a great potential to further develop Russia’s inbound, domestic, and business tourism sectors. Establishment of modern tourism and recreational clusters meeting international standards relating to infrastructure, resources, and customer service can result in numerous benefits – increase and stabilization of international tourist numbers, improvement of the overall investment climate, fuelling growth in related industries, and instilling a culture of tourism services. What forms of government support will be put in place to help promote and develop tourist zones? What are some of the new technologies and infrastructure management models? What needs to be done to attract foreign investment?

Nikolay Korzhenevsky, Economic Observer, Russia 24 TV Channel

Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Andrea D’Amico, Vice President, Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), B.V.
Mikhail Degtyarev, Chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism, and Youth Affairs, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Zarina Doguzova, Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Petr Ivanov, General Director, Federal Passenger Company
Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of Primorsky Territory
Andrey Nikitin, Governor of Novgorod Region
Ksenia Shoygu, Adviser to the Deputy Chairman of the Board, Gazprombank; Member, Kronstadt Development Working Group

Front row participants
Alexey Kalachev, Chief Executive Officer, Russia Convention Bureau
Olga Suslova, Director for Strategic Partnerships, Google Russia
Khasan Timizhev, General Director, Northern Caucasus Resorts
Olga Tkacheva, Deputy General Director for Strategic Development and Marketing, Flotiliya
Giovanni Toti, President of the Liguria Region
Tatiana Shevtsova, Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation