On February 8 in the Moscow branch of “Business Russia”, with the participation of Oleg Safonov, Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, an orientation meeting of the hospitality committee was held.
The head of Rostourism, Oleg Safonov, stressed that to reach the figure of 10% is a feasible task for the industry, which has already been set by the President Vladimir Putin. “From tourists who come to us, Russia receives about $12 billion, but as a country, we can get much more revenue. Tourism can become the locomotive of our economy”, he explained.
The participants also paid special attention to the development of gastronomic tourism. Margarita Polonik, General Manager of Tavel Hunter LLC and President of the Association of Cultural and Gastronomic Tourism, pointed to the global market volume of gastronomic tourism, which today is $45 billion”. According to Ms. polonik, every 3rd tourists consider gastronomy when making a decision about the upcoming trip, and about 30% of travel expenses are for food.
The event was attended by Oleg Safonov, Head of the Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, Business Russia Co-Chairman, Andrei Nazarov, Chairman of the Organization’s Moscow Office, Igor Lavrik, Chairman of the Organization’s Hospitality Committee, Margarita Polonik, President of the Association for the Promotion and Promotion of Cultural-Gastronomic Tourism, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Association for Assistance in the Development and Promotion of Cultural-Gastronomic Tourism, Vice-President of “Business Russia” T Tatyana Mineeva, as well as representatives of the hospitality industry in Moscow, the business and expert community of the city.