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The Forum “Landmarks of the Future” started

17.10.2013

Today in Hotel, Shopping and Entertainment Mall “Korston” the opening of the II Kazan International Tourist Forum the “Landmarks of the Future” took place. Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ildar Khalikov, Deputy Head of Federal Agency for Tourism, Dmitry Amunts, Deputy Director of Tourism and Regional Policy Department of Ministry of Culture of the Russia Federation, Nikolai Korolyov, greeted the Forum participants.

The Forum started with the Plenary Meeting on world tendencies of tourism development, promising trends of national and regional tour products forming and promoting, which was held by Federal Agency for Tourism within realization of federal target program “Domestic and Inbound Tourism Development in the Russian Federation (2011 — 2018)”.

Deputy Head of Rostuorism, Dmitry Amunts, in his greeting to the meeting told of the priorities in tourism development in Russia and tasks to be solved. He reminded that they all had been formulated in President’s and Government of the Russian Federation commissions.

That is development of a long-term strategy of inbound and domestic tourism development; determination of priority trends of certain kinds of tourism development; statistics improvement; development of available and comfortable tourist environment (including a unified navigation system and directions for tourists); building hotel chains according to the international standards with obligatory classification of tour industry destinations; improving of legislation and regulations in unifying the requirements to tour-guides, interpreters and organizations, that service tourists, including transport services.

Dmitry Amunts also stated that the set tasks implementation is impossible without using innovative decisions. It is necessary to actively involve new technologies in tourist services quality management and the system of staff training in the sphere of tourism. Besides, Rostourism Deputy Head called to improve the marketing and tour product making forms. He told the meeting participants about the work, being carried out by Federal Agency for Tourism within the frame of federal target program “Domestic and Inbound Tourism Development in the Russian Federation (2011 — 2018)”.

The Plenary Meeting was held in the form of discussion, where each participant could ask the speaker a question on the subject of his speech and to express his/her opinion. Representatives of state authorities in tourism, representatives of leading Russian and world companies of the tourist industry, investors, analysts and mass media representatives are taking part in the Forum.

Two more sessions are going to take place within the frame of the Forum, which will be on up to October 19. During the first session “The Adventures of a Foreigner in Russia” non-standard programs of foreign tourists staying, the topics of providing comfortable environment in accommodation facilities, restaurants, cafes, etc., are to be discussed. Today within the frame of the Forum too, an exclusive presentation by the Organizing Committee on the World Football Championship FIFA “Russia-2018” is going to be made. The second day will be devoted to the Internet technologies in tourism.

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