The average tourist in Kazan is a married man aged 30 with a salary of 30 thousand rubles per month
Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan as a whole withstood the post-Universiade "diet" in 2014, while the hotel business did not. The newspaper "Realnoe Vremya" came to such conclusions, having studied the data of the tourist and hotel markets for the last year. There are other interesting results as well. So, from our material you can find out how and when the triumph of recreational tourism began and why the pace of business tourism has been almost zero since then. That river tourism has gone to its peak, having rolled back to the catastrophic indicators of the seasons of the tragedy of "Bulgaria", and the dynamics of the growth of tourist traffic at the Kazan airport in 2014 slowed down, it seems, having reached its ceiling. And one of the most remarkable conclusions can be drawn after reading the opinion poll: a married 30-year-old manager with an income of over 30 thousand rubles per family member - this is the average portrait of a tourist in the Kazan Kremlin.
At the beginning of February this year, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov announced that the amount of funding for the tourism development program in the republic in 2015 will amount to 50 million rubles. The structure of these costs is still unknown. Recall that the target program for the development of the tourism market that was in effect until 2014 in the Republic of Tajikistan (adopted at the beginning of 2013) assumed a final increase in domestic and inbound flows in 2016 to 2.3 million people (optimistic forecast) or 1.8 million (pessimistic forecast). The authorities of the Republic of Tatarstan were also going to achieve the following targets in 2016: an increase in the volume of paid tourist services to 11.7 billion rubles (optimistic forecast) or to 9.5 billion (pessimistic forecast). The annual growth of the tourist flow in the Republic of Tatarstan at the time of the adoption of the program averaged 12%, except for the crisis year of 2008, when there was a decline. The figures of Rosstat (used in our material) and the figures of the target program drawn up then by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan are somewhat different. So, according to the latter, in 2008-2011, the growth of paid tourism services was as follows: 4.7 billion, 5.3 billion, 5.6 billion and 6.5 billion rubles. And according to Rosstat, the same ruler for years is as follows: 4.5 billion, 4.8 billion, 5.1 billion, 5.7 billion. There is a difference of 500-800 million rubles. However, as the newspaper Realnoe Vremya was told by the State Committee for Tourism, which, having gotten away from the Ministry of Youth, is now responsible for the development of tourism - the target indicators were changed in 2014, it is possible that this also affected the line of final indicators.
Sales of tourism services, RUB mln.
Dynamics of the number of persons accommodated in collective accommodation facilities of the Republic of Tatarstan, thousand people
But even if we use Rosstat data, a sharp rise is noticeable in 2012, when the volume of sales increased by 20% (the previous year showed only 11% growth) and amounted to 6.8 billion rubles. The year of the Universiade, for obvious reasons, showed an even more impressive pace: the volume of sales of services in the tourism sector grew by 20.6%, amounting to 8.3 billion rubles. However, even a difficult year for the Tatarstan tourism market, 2014 did not show negative dynamics: the volume of sales of tourist services increased by another 20.5%, reaching an impressive figure of 10 billion rubles, refuting the predictions of "spiteful critics" that after the Universiade the dynamics will clearly subside.
Of course, the volume of sales was not slow to affect the hotel market, in particular on the number of persons accommodated in the "collective accommodation facilities of the Republic of Tatarstan" (which includes, we recall, both hotels and motels, sanatoriums with recreation centers and etc.). However, alas, just in the last year, 2014, it does not correlate with the growth in the volume of sales of services: in fact, the RT hotel market falls out of the overall positive dynamics, but nevertheless continues to show growth figures, albeit not high.
Dynamics of the number of persons accommodated in collective accommodation facilities by target groups, thousand people
Number of persons served by collective accommodation facilities, people.
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The turnover of the tourism industry exceeded 18.4 billion rubles, and the tourist flow at the end of 2015 was 2.7 million people. Where do tourists come to Tatarstan, how much money they leave in the republic, what objects they visit ... TatCenter. u publishes a portrait of a tourist and talks about the problems of the tourist space of the Republic of Tatarstan [GRAPHICS].
At the final board of the State Committee for Tourism, the director of the Tourism Development Center of the Republic of Tatarstan Oksana Sargina made a comprehensive and specific report on the portrait of a tourist and the problems of the tourist space in the republic, the conclusions of which are based on two research projects - "Portrait of a tourist" and " Tourist space ".
TatCenter. u publishes key research findings.
8215 respondents who visited Tatarstan took part in the research. The survey was conducted in the main places where tourists gather: the railway station, hotels and hostels, food outlets, sports facilities of the World Cup.
“After analyzing the tourist's portrait, we can conclude that it has undergone significant changes in terms of the purpose of the trip. At these times, leisure/vacation/vacation travel prevails over business tourists. Business activity mainly falls on the autumn period and accounts for 27.2% of the total number of respondents.
First of all, when choosing a destination, tourists pay attention to the sights and cultural program. In second place - the cost of travel, in third - hotels and accommodation facilities.
It can be concluded that Tatarstan can compete not only in terms of price factors, but also in terms of unique tourist content.
In the summer, young people under 25 travel, in the fall - the middle-aged generation (26-35 years), on New Year's holidays - from 46 to 60 years. Most often, tourists travel by train (50% of respondents).
Tourists of Tatarstan, mainly family people, vacationing without children during their holidays.
The majority of tourists last year came to Tatarstan for the first time (72 \%).,
From 8 to 10 September in the city of Tomsk, in the format of a strategic session, a meeting of the Commission for the Development of Tourism of the Russian Geographical Society “The Role of the Russian Geographical Society in the Development of Tourism in the Siberian Federal District: Problems and Prospects” was held.