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Source: Ministry of Economic Development (Russia) – An important disclaimer is at the bottom of this article.

n February, a thematic Tourism Day was held at the Russia Exhibition and Forum, during which visitors could take part in events dedicated to traveling around the country: quests, lectures, master classes, presentations, and drawings.

In the business program of the thematic day, Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, held a plenary session “Feel Russia. The present and future of domestic tourism”. The event was also attended by Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of Russia, Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of Primorsky Krai, Chairman of the State Council Commission on Tourism, Physical Culture and Sports, Sangadzhi Tarbayev, Chairman of the Committee on Tourism and Tourism Infrastructure Development of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Inna Svyatenko, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, representatives of regional authorities, business and industry associations.

At the official opening, which took place at the exposition “Feel Russia” dedicated to domestic tourism, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko noted: “Just recently, the President of our country Vladimir Putin said that Russia has no equal in terms of natural and climatic conditions. This is indeed true, and in the pavilion of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, you can see, feel, taste for yourself, even smell our country. But we realize that it would be impossible to enjoy this beauty if it were not for the national project “Tourism and Hospitality Industry”, which by order of the President began its work in 2021. Already now we see a very significant result: for example, despite all the sanctions restrictions, the flow of foreign tourists is growing. Be sure to visit the stands of the regions. I’m sure you will want to go on a trip to our beautiful country!”.

“Today tourism is an important part of the economy of regions and the country as a whole. Tourism changes cities, regions, infrastructure, entire industries. It helps to develop small businesses. It gives jobs to millions of people. Tourism changes itself: it becomes more modern, technological, able to meet the needs of every taste and purse”, – said Maxim Reshetnikov at the opening of the Tourism Day.

At the plenary session Dmitry Chernyshenko told that the last four years were extremely difficult for the hospitality industry. The main challenge to tourism development was posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, which significantly reduced tourist flows around the world. At the same time, Russia took unprecedented measures to support the industry, aimed at preserving teams and infrastructure. This made it possible to quickly restore the main indicators of the industry’s development.

“In 2021, the President decided to define the development of the tourism industry as one of the key tasks of the country’s development. Demand for domestic tourism has not just recovered, but has exceeded the “pre-Kovidnaya” level. Today we are talking about 20% growth, the number of trips amounted to 78 million. This confirms the correctness of our chosen strategy – the strategy of increasing supply,” said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The Deputy Prime Minister emphasized that in 2023, the main effects of the pandemic have been overcome and the number of travels in the country has exceeded the pre-pandemic pacers.

“Residents started traveling more around the country. There has been a 1.5-fold increase in business revenue. Against the background of growing demand, companies began to invest more actively in infrastructure. This was supported by the national project “Tourism and Hospitality Industry”. Hotels under preferential lending programs, modular hotels, infrastructure for tourist clusters are being built. Additional support measures were focused on tourism: programs of the SME Corporation, special economic zones and other instruments of regional development. Thus, we shifted the focus of support from demand to supply. This was a timely decision: cashback programs worked well in the covid and at the beginning of the sanctions. Now the demand for travel is growing even without stimulus measures. But this is not the full potential. We estimate the potential of tourism in 140 million trips until 2030″, – said Maxim Reshetnikov.

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