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RGA and the Federal Agency for tourism will promote travel to the Arctic

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In the framework of the creation of the concept of tourism development in the Arctic territory, the specialists of the Russian geographical society (RGS) and the Federal tourism Agency will develop projects for the promotion of tourism in the Arctic. Scientists, business structures and public figures will take part in the work on the projects, reports TASS with reference to the Deputy head of the Department of state tourism projects and security of tourism Rosturizm Tatyana Menshikov.

"We aim to create specific projects on Arctic tourism, and the approach should be special to preserve the nature of the Arctic, "Menshikova said at the III international tourism forum"Accessible Arctic".

First of all, the participants of the event discussed the need to reduce administrative barriers that prevent cruise companies from entering the Northern waters, and the number of tourists to increase. Now, according to the managing Director of the international Union of marine protected areas of the Arctic and the Far East "Arctic 21 century" Valery Korovkin, the state Duma sent proposals to simplify the rules of crossing the border and the movement of goods and people along the Northern sea route.

Korovkin noted that the development of cruise tourism will not require large investments in infrastructure. Thus, modern small vessels for 200-300 people do not need mooring walls, because people are transported to the shore by boats.

At the end of October, a working group on the development of tourism in the Arctic zone in the national and international markets was established in Rosturizm. The Advisory body will work on the development of tourism infrastructure in the Arctic. Prior to that, the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) announced its intention to develop Arctic tourism. The company was going to build dozens of cruise icebreakers.


 

Source: https://lenta.ru/news/2018/11/26/turism/

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