MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. In Russia it is necessary to actively develop the system “all inclusive” for the development of domestic tourism. This was stated on Sunday, the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov, speaking at the all-Russian meeting on topical issues of tourism development in Russia, held in Moscow in the framework of XII International tourist exhibition “Intourmarket”.
He stressed that the regions need to make a journey to Russia “comfortable, convenient, inexpensive” for Russian tourists. According to him, it concerns the services of hospitality. For example, you need to hire polite staff and develop the system “all inclusive”. “We understand that our tourists love this system, it is very popular, but, unfortunately, not so many hotels functioning under this system”, – he said .
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Safonov stressed that the fight for Russian tourists increased competition. This is due, in particular, with the stabilization of the ruble and the return of Turkey to the domestic market of tourist services. Therefore, according to him, without respective service regions will be competitive.
“This will require some investment from the region, but the investment is very small. They are important from the point of view of creating the region’s image as a friendly is not only for tourists but also for residents of the region”, – said the head of the Federal tourism Agency, stressing that it will improve the awareness of what wealth is full of this region.
Safonov also urged the regions to actively develop a tourist navigation. He said that work is being conducted in many regions and as a result the suburbs, where there are “wonderful characters, very bright and brave” in Russian and foreign languages. “Would like to see such signs of tourist navigation would be common throughout our country,” – said Safonov.
A single tourist product
In turn the Minister of resorts and tourism of the Republic of Crimea Sergey strelbitskiy said at the meeting that the regions of Russia, interested in attracting tourists, it is necessary to unite and create a single tourist product and use in their work the positive experience of the neighboring regions.
“We are very concerned with the situation that the Turks today are coming to “the field”, which has traditionally been ours, – Crimean and Krasnodar territory. Is medical tourism. Today they are trying to enter, and in wine tourism. So here I see one problem that stands before us is the Union of all efforts,” he said.
“Indeed, individual efforts to promote tourism product fade into the background – added strelbitskiy. – It was the joint effort, a collective approach, powerful promotions will allow us to feel competitive in our market”.
According to Strelbitsky, is successfully developing medical tourism in the Stavropol region, and, according to him, the Crimea and Krasnodar Krai “should be partners and work using the positive experience of each other”. He also noted that despite the growing number of tourists from India, China and Iran, to the Republic of Crimea, as for many regions of Russia, the priority is to attract Russian tourists.
XII international tourist exhibition “Intourmarket” is held in Moscow from 11 to 13 March.