Safonov: the regions needs 35 billion rubles for the development of domestic tourism

Safonov: the regions needs 35 billion rubles for the development of domestic tourism


In 2011 Russia has a Federal target program of development of domestic and inbound tourism. In 2015, its implementation was attended by 26 regions, 17 regions would like to participate in its implementation, said the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov.

SOCHI, 5 Jan –, Juliana Grebennikova. Regions Russia needs 35 billion rubles for the construction and modernisation of infrastructure for development of internal tourism, said during a meeting on internal tourism, the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov.

According to him, today the 43rd region of the country are actively engaged in the development of domestic and inbound tourism. In the Federal target program development of domestic tourism figure at 40 million people travelling across the Russian Federation, noted as the plan for 2018, he said. As the year 2015 this number is exceeded, including in connection with the creation of the efficient, high-quality infrastructure.

“In the regions there is a need for prospective development, which is estimated at about 35 billion rubles. If we are talking about the path of infrastructure development, we believe that, of course, the Federal target program of development of domestic and inbound tourism – this is a very good mechanism that works effectively, allows you to attract additional non-budget financing”, — said Safonov.

According to him, in 2011, in Russia a Federal target program development of domestic and inbound tourism. In 2015, its implementation was attended by 26 regions, 17 regions would like to participate in its implementation.

Safonov noted that “money is invested in engineering infrastructure, and private investment are used in the production of direct objects, which allow the tourist industry to make money.” “And this is a really big number – more than 51 billion rubles have actually invested in these 26 regions,” he said.