On February 6, in the Moscow International House of Music, the forum “The Role of Business in Achieving National Development Goals” was held by the All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia”.
It was attended by Irina Klimkina, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Association and Chairman of the Committee for the Development of Cultural and Gastronomic Tourism of “Business Russia”, and Margarita Polonik, President of the Association and General Director of the leading tour operator for gastro-tourism Travel Hunter.
After the thematic sessions, a plenary session was held with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The President of Russia called tourism one of the most important areas of Russian business.
«As for tourism. Of course, this is the most important activity. We can increase it in a serious way. This is an important thing in terms of business and contribution to the development of the country’s economy. Today, if memory serves me, tourism gives 3.4 percent in the country’s GDP. It is growing quite quickly and there are restrictions that we must, of course, remove»,
said Vladimir Putin in his welcoming speech.