In the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, a “tourist conveyor” may be created, said Russian presidential aide Igor Levitin on Friday.
According to him, the state plans to prepare the port of Dudinka for the entry of large cruise liners – the northernmost international seaport in Russia, which was built in the 1930s to supply the Norilsk mining and metallurgical plant under construction.
To do this, the port, which belongs to the polar division of Norilsk Nickel, needs to be dredged.
“Arctic tourism is important for us from the point of view of the development of shipping. This is not only the Krasnoyarsk Territory, but also Murmansk, Kamchatka and other territories. Business is ready to invest money, but the infrastructure is in the hands of the state – and it will definitely be, “Levitin said (quoted by TASS).
“It is necessary that the tourist does not just come and fly away, but that he stays here at least 3-5 days,” the presidential aide explained.
In this case, the travel business will start flowing. “One group of tourists comes along the Yenisei, rests in Dudinka and Norilsk. The other one arrives by plane, rests here, gets on a ship and leaves for Krasnoyarsk, ”Levitin said about his vision of the project.
As for travel abroad on vacation, this is a consequence of the “propaganda” that the citizens of the Russian Federation fell under in the 1990s, according to the government.
“For some reason, 20 years ago, your mothers and fathers succumbed to propaganda and began to travel abroad, stable habits were formed,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernysheko said last week.
“Every year our tourists take out abroad only $ 35 billion in vouchers,” he complained, adding that the “headache” and the task of the authorities is to make it more interesting for tourists to travel around Russia and “leave this money here”.
The return of the Soviet ban on travel abroad could radically solve the problem. On May 12, State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party Gavril Parakhin addressed the head of the government, Mikhail Mishustin, with such a proposal.
Mishustin rejected the idea. “Restricting the freedom of movement of our citizens is probably not quite the right way. You never know for some reason a person will want, among other things, to have a rest somewhere, ”he said.
The task, according to Mishustin, is “to win the consumer not by restrictions, but by quality.”
Recall that the development of domestic tourism instead of traveling abroad has been proclaimed by the government as one of the national projects until 2030.
Its goal is to double the number of domestic travel across the country in 10 years. If in 2019 65 million people traveled across Russia, then in 2030 it should be 140 million.That is, de facto, almost all tourism in the country is proposed to be made domestic.
Its contribution to GDP should grow 2.2 times – from 3.7 to 8.2 trillion rubles, and the number of jobs in the industry – by 68%, to 4.5 million people.