Advertising vacation in Russia for foreigners will require funding of 1.5 billion RUB

MOSCOW, March 21. /Offset. TASS Maria Dorokhin/. Project to promote tourism opportunities of Russia for foreigners, developed by the Russian Federal Agency for tourism and export centre (REC), will require funding in the amount of 1.5 billion rubles this was reported in an interview with TASS the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov.

“The project we provided about 1.5 billion rubles for all events. But we understand what needs to live within its means. I hope that the government will support our proposals, and what will be the budgetary allocation – not guessing,” said he.

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Earlier, the head of REC Petr Fradkov told TASS that the center in cooperation with the Federal tourism Agency is developing a major project for the promotion abroad vacation in Russia .

Safonov expects that the project will be submitted to the government in late March – early April.

“Domestic tourism has obvious limitations, in terms of growth. The inbound tourism while there is no such restriction. We consider it very important development in this direction and we hope that this activity will be conducted within the framework of the global programme for the development of non-oil exports of Russia”, – said the head of the Federal tourism Agency.

The world is 1.2 billion tourist visits a year, and every year their number grows by 5%. While Russia is annually visited by about 30 million foreigners. The new project will allow to increase the tourist inflow, said Safonov.

According to him, the promotion of Russian tourism opportunities will be across all channels – in foreign social networks, print and electronic media, on television, at exhibitions, through the outdoor advertising.

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