To the South of Russia - for emotions! 8 reasons to visit the Rostov region

To the South of Russia - for emotions! 8 reasons to visit the Rostov region

The participant of the exhibition "Know Ours: Summer 2019" demonstrates: in the vastness of the Don lands there are many beautiful places suitable for excursion and gastronomic tourism. We understand the tourism products of the region, including at webinars at the exhibition.

This year, you will find all the most relevant information about summer vacations in Russia at the ninth All-Russian online exhibition for professionals of the travel industry "Know Ours: Summer 2019", where representatives of host companies, tour operators, tourism development centers, hotels will present a new Russian tourist product and announce plans for the summer season.

Today, April 3, experts from the Rostov region will hold a series of six webinars dedicated to the region's tourism products. What topics can tourism professionals learn:

  • 10:00 (Moscow time) - “Weekend on the free Don! See the blooming of tulips, the island of the Don mustangs, go for a horse ride or explore the paleontological base of the Azov Sea - the choice is yours. " Register now.
  • 11:00 - “Only once a year! What will surprise the prefabricated eco-tour on the flowering of wild tulips in the Don steppes and other excursion programs in the Rostov region from TO "Saga Voyage". Eco-tour drawing! " Register now.
  • 12:00 - “Where do Amazons and real Cossacks live? Non-trivial Rostov region with TO "ANYTICKET": ecological, wine and gastronomic and event tours + the most interesting routes ". Register now.
  • 13:00 - “Guaranteed group tours in the Rostov region: season-2019! We are looking for traces of the Bosporus kingdom in the Don capital, we are studying new author's excursions around the city of Rostov-on-Don with the "Reina-Tour NTV"! ". Register now.
  • 14:00 - "Neskuchny Don - with TO" Svoya Kompaniya ". Wine and gastronomic, event and historical tours + local history quest tour "Welcome to the Don". City Quest Draw! ". Register now.
  • 15:00 - "Author's tours and main tourist sites of the Cossack capital Novocherkassk and Rostov region from" Alliance-Tour ". The secret of Don winemaking and a gastronomic feast according to recipes from the Hermitage archives. Round drawing! " Register now.

Rostov Region is located in the southern part of the East European Plain and partly in the Ciscaucasia, in the basin of the lower reaches of the Don. Representatives of the Don Cossacks, Russians, Ukrainians and other nationalities live on the plains. Local residents carefully preserve the Don traditions - ethnic, gastronomic, cultural.

You can get to the Rostov region by plane, by rail or by private car. Platov international airport is located 40 km from Rostov-on-Don. More than 20 airlines operate regular flights, including from 22 cities in Russia.

We have found 8 reasons why your tourists should visit the Rostov region.

- variety of cities and regions

Rostov-on-Don is a city in the South of Russia that has preserved its architectural monuments and the spirit of the merchants. This "city with taste" has a developed network of restaurants of the Don, Russian and many national cuisines.

Taganrog - located by the sea, founded by Peter I. It was the first naval base in Russia. It is a city of culture, science, theater, Alexander I, A. P. Chekhov, F. Ranevskaya.

Novocherkassk is the capital of the world Cossacks. Here you can study the history of the Great Don Host, see the third largest Orthodox church in Russia and the main temple of the Don Cossacks, the Voznesensky Military Patriarchal Cathedral.

Azov is the oldest city in the Southern Federal District with a two-thousand-year history.

Volgodonsk and Volgodonsk region - the territory on the banks of the Tsimlyansk reservoir, where you can visit the ancient Cossack villages, as well as walk along the Great Silk Road.

Rostov Region entered the "golden twenty" of the National Tourism Rating-2019

At the end of the year, the Rostov Region is included in the first group of the National Tourism Rating-2019 - the so-called "golden twenty". render completely. The fifth annual survey, conducted by the Rating Information Communications Center and the Otdykh v Rossii magazine, is devoted to the development of domestic and inbound tourism, the attractiveness of Russian regions, their tourism potential and popularity among domestic and foreign tourists.

To compile the rating, analysts used nine evaluation criteria, including the level of development of the hotel business and infrastructure, the importance of the tourism industry in the regional economy, data on the number of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, profitability of the tourism and hospitality industry in the region, tourist uniqueness, popularity of the region for tourists coming for a few days, and foreigners and others.

Having scored 89 points, the Don region ranks 15th in the ranking, along with such regions as the federal cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Republic of Crimea and Tatarstan, Krasnodar, Altai and Primorsky Territories and others. Compared to 2018, this year the Rostov region has risen in the ranking by one point

2500 years of the Bosporan Kingdom will be celebrated in Russia

In 2020, Crimea, Sevastopol, Krasnodar Territory and Rostov Region, as well as Moscow and St. Petersburg will host large-scale events dedicated to the 2500th anniversary of the founding of the Bosporan Kingdom

In the VII-V centuries. BC e. on the coast of the Black and Azov Seas during the Great Greek colonization, Greek city-states arose. render completely.

Around 480 BC e. On the shores of the Kerch Strait, the Archaeanaktids dynasty came to power, their successors Spartokids from the end of the 5th century. BC ... began to subjugate the scattered Greek city-states located on both banks of the Kerch Strait, and then some of the local tribes. This is how the Bosporan kingdom was finally formed, which existed for a thousand years.

Large-scale cultural, scientific, educational, sports and entertainment events will be held throughout 2020 as part of the global tourism and educational project "The Golden Ring of the Bosporus Kingdom". Among them, the festival "Wine Roads of the Bosporus Kingdom", which will be held on the sites of 25 wineries in 4 regions of the South of Russia, as well as the first in Russia international forum "Ancient Heritage of Russia" will be held, which will bring together archaeologists and guides, directors of museums and tour operators, public figures and entrepreneurs from Russia, Greece, France, Germany and other countries.

At the end of 2019, the global tourist route was visited by more than 1,500,000 tourists from Russia, as well as Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Japan, China and other countries

On the map of the Rostov region you can find your own "stone hedges", tulip steppes, the lands of the Amazons and even the Don Troy. But to local residents, the beauty of their small homeland often seems insipid, and in the neighboring regions they hardly know about them.

The past summer, despite all the financial injections into the tourism industry of the region, unfortunately, was no exception to the rule. Many Rostovites were still attracted by the Turkish coast and the Egyptian pyramids: more than 70% of travel agency clients chose these countries for their holidays.

Traveler Bait

Investments in Don's tourism industry are growing exponentially. The FIFA World Cup is just around the corner, the region urgently needs to gain experience in communicating with foreign tourists, but against the background of neighboring Kuban, which does not know the end of foreign guests, we are losing. Why the Don region does not manage to become a tourist Mecca, we learned from an employee of a large travel agency Tatyana Melesheva.

Yulia Panfilovskaya, “AiF on Don”: Tatiana, it's no secret that the local sharks of the tourism industry mostly offer clients a foreign direction. In fact, only a couple of agencies are engaged in excursions in the Rostov region, but their prices are comparable to the cost of a last minute ticket to Turkey. Why? No demand?

Tatiana Melesheva: You yourself answered your question. What will the average Rostovite choose - a week of rest in Istanbul or a five-hour trip to Vyoshki, where he can eat deliciously and have a good rest, but will pay the same amount in three days?

Open Air Museum Unique exhibit found on the banks of Tsimla | Photo gallery

Open Air Museum Unique exhibit found on the banks of Tsimla | Photo gallery

However, it is not at all necessary to travel outside the Don capital to compare the degree of comfort. Which operator would like to offer customers, say, an inexpensive bus tour of Rostov? If tourists can see anything, it is cars in a traffic jam and dusty streets.

Our monuments of architecture and history often flaunt against the background of landfills. Take, for example, old Rostov, where there are real architectural gems. But they need to be put in order. The city could be proud of the left bank and the embankment, but wrecks are adjacent to them. And all the gloss disappears even after a little rain, when the streets are drowning in water. Therefore, it is much easier to sell a foreign tour and get a commission. Today, few people want to invest their money in the development of inbound tourism, which requires very serious investments.

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