Experts called Yamal a promising direction for development of tourism
9:29 7 декабря 2015
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The center for information communications «Rating» together with the magazine «Otdykh v Rossii» (Having rest in Russia) conducted the research dedicated to tourist attractiveness of regions, their potential and popularity among domestic and foreign tourists.
Among promising directions for development of tourism, proceeding from natural and cultural uniqueness, the experts marked Yamal and placed it on the 62nd line, having given 30.9 points.
The experts evaluated all the regions of Russia on several indexes, as russia-rating.ru informs. They paid attention to level of development of tourist business, turnover of tourist services, popularity of the region among Russian and foreign people, tourist uniqueness, ecological «health» of a region, criminogenic situation, degree of development of transport and social infrastructure, availability of objects of culture and also popularity of a region as a tourist brand in the Internet.
According to the words of the director of the National Touristic Union Valery Kaigorodov, arctic tourism has big potential. There are 21 million square kilometers of non-used lands in the Arctic. These are individual and group expedition and cultural-cognitive tours, photo-tours, fishing and hunting in untouched corners of nature, rafting on rivers, ethnic and ecological tourism. In his opinion, here it is expedient to develop exactly expedition tourism, where there is some scientific aim of a trip. Certified organizations having necessary tourist equipment should fulfill these unique tourist products. If Rostourism (the Federal Agency for Tourism) supports this project, it will be possible to use infrastructure of the Russian Geographical Society existing in the Arctic, as he says.