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Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Chairman of the Competition Commission, took part in the ceremony of awarding the winners of the All-Russian project of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to develop conceptual tourist routes “Discover Your Russia”. The event took place at the Coordination Center of the Russian Government.

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Dmitry Chernyshenko took part in the solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the All-Russian project of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to develop conceptual tourist routes “Discover your Russia”

Dmitry Chernyshenko noted that the development of domestic tourism in Russia is one of the national priorities, and the Open Your Russia project successfully complements the instruments of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry national project. The competition committee selected the best 30 out of 192 presented tourist routes. Also, all participants were trained as part of the acceleration program and were able to refine and improve their routes.

“The government is setting ambitious goals to reboot the entire industry and increase travel across the country. By 2030, we will double this figure to 140 million trips a year. 1.7 million new jobs will be created, and the industry’s contribution to the country’s economy will increase to 8.3 trillion rubles. Investors are offered favorable conditions for the construction of tourist infrastructure. For this task, a new development institute was formed – the corporation “Tourism.RF”, which also took an active part in the work of the competition committee of the project. And the ASI’s idea to draw attention to entrepreneurial initiative in tourism, the creation of new tourism products is very timely. Participants helped people see and discover new interesting routes with local identity and local attractions. I am very grateful to them for this contribution to the development of the industry, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

“The task of the agency is to support project leaders and entrepreneurs who work in various fields. The topic of tourism turned out to be a benchmark from the point of view of how this work can be structured from the bottom to the very top – to the instruments of support at the Government level. Thanks to Dmitry Chernyshenko for letting us piece together this puzzle. Working with each project, we understood by its example what systemic support measures could be here and how to incorporate them into the programs that are currently being adopted by the Government, ”said ASI Director General Svetlana Chupsheva.

30 winning routes pass through 21 regions of the country in 6 federal districts. 8 are interregional and one is transboundary. It begins in the Republic of Buryatia, passes through the Irkutsk region and ends at Lake Khubsugul in Mongolia.

Also, 10 of the 192 projects presented Rosturizm chose to assign the status of “National Brand Route”.

“First of all, I would like to thank all the participants, all projects are very interesting, original, they represent bright travel brands from different regions of the country. In addition to 30 winners, as promised, we have chosen 10 routes, which we will help to obtain the title of national. The philosophy is based on a comfortable journey that will become safe, comfortable, interesting for a tourist and will be balanced in terms of price-quality ratio. We first formulated these criteria and approved by the Government for national tourist routes. Next year we will help finalize all 10 selected routes, support their arrangement, including with the help of grants, ”added the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova.

General Director of the corporation “Tourism.RF” Sergey Sukhanov also spoke about the development of tourism infrastructure on the territory of the winning routes:

“I am glad to announce that 10 routes out of 30 winners pass through the territories where Turizm.RF is developing its tourist infrastructure today, and there will be more such territories. Take, for example, the route “Baikal Ice” by Aleksey Strelyuk, which reveals the most beautiful corners of the legendary lake. In the near future, five new hotels will appear on the route of this route – from three to five stars. And the corporation, together with the Ministry of Construction of Russia, will begin construction of the supporting infrastructure, when high-quality roads arrive on time to the object, engineering communications and roadside services appear in the right places. Due to this, the tourist’s path on the route will become more comfortable. In general, thanks to the implementation of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry national project, the tourist flow to Lake Baikal will increase two and a half times, ”said Sergei Sukhanov.

The list of winning projects will be published on the project website https: //horizont.te/.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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