The tourism sector has become one of the most affected by the coronavirus. Due to the closure of borders and restrictive measures, the flow of tourists to the Irkutsk region has significantly decreased. Accordingly, revenues to the regional budget also fell. The pandemic also made adjustments to international cooperation, made us look at the development of domestic tourism from a different angle. Now the regions are attracting travelers with new tourist destinations, developing new tourist products for residents and guests of the country. But for a complete recovery of the industry from the crisis, it is necessary to solve a number of problems, in particular in the Baikal territory, and integrate into the national project "Tourism and Hospitality Industry", which is being developed in the country on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation. The document is planned to be approved in the spring - by the summer tourist season of 2021. The goals and objectives of the profile project, new directions and tools for the development of domestic tourism became the main topics of the II International Tourism Forum "Time to Relax on Baikal!", Organized by the Tourism Agency of the Irkutsk Region and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Eastern Siberia. Read more about this in the material IA IrkutskMedia.
As the President of the Union of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Eastern Siberia Alexei Sobol noted, I International Tourism Forum "Time to relax on Lake Baikal!" took place in 2019 as part of the Baikal Tour exhibition. The idea of the forum was appreciated, it got accustomed and received a lot of positive feedback. And most importantly, it became clear that this event is necessary not only for the exchange of experience, but also for the development of specific strategic decisions for the development of tourism on Lake Baikal.
This year the main topic of the event was the national project "Tourism and Hospitality Industry". Leading experts and speakers from Russia and foreign countries spoke to the participants of the online event.
"This year has become a test for all of us. Especially for some sectors of the economy, in particular for tourism. At the same time, despite the many negative consequences of the coronavirus, there is a plus in the situation. They started talking about domestic tourism as an industry that needs not only to be supported, but to be developed strategically. This area is a connecting area that affects more than 50 related sectors of the economy, which provides employment and raises the quality of life of people and territories, "said Alexey Sobol.
According to the President of the CCI of the Armed Forces, the protection of Lake Baikal has been and remains an unshakable priority. But at the same time, this priority should not become an obstacle to the economic development of the Baikal region.
"Without the provision of convenient logistics, infrastructure, modernization of the waste management system and the solution of many other problems, it is not yet possible to talk about a high-quality and attractive Baikal tourism product. That is why experts and speakers were invited to the forum. I am convinced that together we will be able to come to a balance of interests of business, government and environmental agencies in the development of tourism. I am sure that the work of the forum, especially on the eve of the Year of Baikal in the Irkutsk region, will be a step towards solving many problems aimed at creating in the Russian Federation of a civilized tourist market ", - stressed the President of the Union of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Eastern Siberia Alexei Sobol.
Welcoming the participants of the forum, the Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev drew attention to the fact that it is very important that representatives of the tourism business and public organizations are actively involved in the preparation of a list of events for inclusion in the national project and the formation of a qualitatively different environment tourism.
"Baikal is an amazing place, the pearl of Siberia. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world come to the lake. It is no coincidence that 2021 will be the year of Baikal in the Irkutsk region. And we are ready to consider and support all initiatives," he said head of the region.
Today Baikal is perceived as a single territory of the Irkutsk region and Buryatia, and one of the most promising areas for the development of domestic inbound tourism in the Russian Federation. The lake attracts with the synthesis of culture, original traditions of indigenous peoples, delicious gastronomy, nature reserves, unique flora and fauna, natural and recreational resources, which are practically unparalleled in the world.
"Of course, this is a territory for the development of all types of tourism - from health tourism to cultural, educational, environmental and business. And we hope that although the pandemic has limited our opportunities, but still the business will gradually recover. At this, Baikal, along with the volcanoes and geysers of Kamchatka, nature reserves, islands and other points of attraction, is definitely included in the list of the most desirable places to visit on the tourist map of Russia. Not only for residents of the country, but also for guests from abroad, "said the head of the department state tourism projects and tourism safety of the Federal Agency for Tourism Elena Lysenkova.
2020 has become a historic year for Russian tourism. The forced lockdown limited the operation of a large number of enterprises, putting many at risk of shutting down operations. At the same time, interest in domestic tourism has grown significantly. For the first time, federal and regional authorities have developed support measures for the tourism industry. In particular, the "Tourist cashback" program was launched, new charter flights appeared. Also, the geography of trips around the country was expanded by railway routes, road trips. All this made it possible to make the Irkutsk region, Buryatia and Baikal's proposals more accessible to citizens. At the same time, the support concerned not only the availability of tourist products, but also the stimulation of investments. For the first time in the Russian Federation, a competition for grant support for entrepreneurial initiatives in the field of tourism and an ecotourism competition were held. This also allowed many to look differently at the tourism products offered by the subjects of the federation, in particular the Baikal territory.
Review prepared by Daria Vasilieva, IRK. u
January 27, 2021 about 6 minutes to read
Interview with Natalia Rusanovskaya.
Express your gratitude to the doctors.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, planning a seaside vacation in your beloved Thailand or Vietnam was a common thing. And now it seems that the beaches with palm trees and the scorching tropical sun have remained somewhere in a past life ... Cheer up, the borders are opening one by one, but each country now has its own requirements when visiting. IRK. u together with the travel expert Sunmar told where you can plan your trip abroad in the coming months *.
Irkutsk International Airport is not yet open for flights abroad. At the moment, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Samara, Grozny, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok and Ufa have such an opportunity.
Turkey There are direct flights from Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg, moreover, charters and regular flights fly both to resort cities and to Istanbul.
To travel to Turkey, you must have a negative PCR test. If you plan to travel from March to October 2021, the test is not required.
The cost of tours for February-April is from 10,000 rubles per person (from Moscow). From April to October (high season) - from 20,000 rubles.
Abkhazia Arrival at Adler airport + border crossing. There are direct flights from Irkutsk, but tours with a flight with a connection in Moscow or Novosibirsk are more profitable.
No help or tests required. The sea is cool in February, excursions are popular. Tours there from Irkutsk from 25,000 rubles per person.
April 29, 2016 15 comments about 7 minutes to read
Drive to the Barguzin Valley.
Nikolay Semenyuk traveled through 27 cities of Russia.
History and traditions of the people living in the Irkutsk region.
The long-awaited May holidays are very close, most of the region's residents will have a long weekend - from April 30 to May 3 and from May 7 to 9. You can spend this time not only at the dacha, but also more actively and informatively. We have prepared for you an overview of entertainment and interesting places to visit.
The Taltsy museum, beloved by the Irkutsk people, has prepared a festive program, as always. This is where you can definitely combine business with pleasure. On May 1, from 13:00, everyone is welcome to the holiday "Christ's Sunday". The program includes an Easter prayer service, during which you can consecrate Easter cakes, Easter eggs, and eggs. There will also be a performance by a folklore group, games and master classes.
On Victory Day, May 9, from 13:00 to 15:00, a festive program "Let us bow to those great years" will take place. Songs of the war years and poems will be performed, in addition, all visitors will be able to dance. You can get additional information by phone: 24-32-51, 8 950 145-40-75, 72-76-83.
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If you are lucky with the weather on holidays, it is better to spend as much time as possible outdoors. For example, on horseback riding. Close to the city, you can communicate with animals in the "Horse Age" club (HOA Molodezhny, 12th kilometer of the Baikal tract). Cost from 1000 rubles per adult. The club is open on all holidays except May 1. A couple of days in advance and a small prepayment is required. Contact phone numbers: 72-00-91, 8 902 175-00-91. Information is also available in the VKontakte group.
There is a similar place in Listvyanka - the Baikal Horse Yard (13 Dorozhnaya Street). On weekends, the cost of a walk is 1000 rubles per hour per person. Employees recommend making an appointment in advance by calling (3952) 914-912. People under the influence of alcohol are not allowed for a walk. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable sweatpants and shoes without deep grooved soles. Additional information can be found on the website and in the VK group. For those who have experience in horse riding, the equestrian club offers hikes lasting from several days to two weeks, the cost starts from 10 thousand rubles. At the Blue Spruce base (between the village of Olkha and the village of Bolshoy Lug) you can also ride horses for 1000 rubles per person. Contact phone number: 64-07-08
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January 27, 2016 13 comments about 9 minutes to read
Drive to the Barguzin Valley.
Nikolay Semenyuk traveled through 27 cities of Russia.
History and traditions of the people living in the Irkutsk region.
In the conditions of the economic crisis, domestic and inbound tourism received opportunities for development. Russian resorts began to be chosen by residents of the country, in addition, the flow of foreigners increased. We have learned from the travel industry experts what to expect from 2016.
During the New Year holidays, the prospects for the development of domestic tourism were discussed at a meeting of the Russian government in Sochi. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev noted that the potential is enormous and "we are obliged to take advantage of all the opening opportunities, to accept, if you like, a kind of plan for import substitution in the tourism industry." First of all, Medvedev drew attention to the availability of tickets, the modernization of recreation areas and the creation of a competitive environment in the industry.
The geographical position of the Irkutsk region contributes to the promotion of domestic and inbound tourism in the region. And given the fact that the dollar has firmly settled at the 80-ruble mark, perhaps it is really time for Russians to switch to domestic holidays. The state is ready to help tour operators in the development of the tourism industry. Thus, the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky spoke about the planned subsidies in the amount of 2.7 billion rubles for eight regions. Among the priority territories, for example, Buryatia is included, but the Irkutsk region is not.
Director of Marketing and Advertising of the Eastland Group of Companies Elena Duberstein notes that the support of the federal center is very important in promoting domestic tourism. According to our interlocutor, subsidizing regional tour operators would provide significant support in this matter.
Elena Dubershtein: - It is difficult to say for what reason the Republic of Buryatia was chosen, and not the Irkutsk region. Most likely, there was more serious lobbying of tourist interests in the federal center from the Buryat side. I believe that the issue of tourism development should be approached in a comprehensive manner: Baikal is beautiful both from the Irkutsk and Buryat sides. And the two regions need to jointly bring the Baikal brand to the Russian and international markets.
According to tourism expert Galina Solonina, Buryatia works quite actively, including under the federal target program "Development of inbound and domestic tourism in the Russian Federation." Three or four objects are financed under this program, and the Irkutsk region has not taken any part in it so far.
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On the territory of the Baikal region there are unique natural monuments - rocky outliers (Vorona, Shakhtai), formed as a result of weathering of rocks over hundreds of thousands of years. These stone statues, which are not inferior in their historical and cultural value to the famous Krasnoyarsk pillars, are hidden from prying eyes, although they are located only 60 km from the capital of Eastern Siberia - the city of Irkutsk. Autumn Siberia made us happy with bright colors. Winter is just around the corner, and we are happy that we had time to enjoy the Indian summer.
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