Skates: ples became the center of event tourism in the Ivanovo region

© RIA Novosti / Yulia Chicherina on the ples from the mountain<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/05/ac2fd12d5ce04a4b91d3dbced5dbee48.jpg" alt="Skates: ples became the center of event tourism in the Ivanovo region” />© RIA Novosti / Yulia Chicherina

Volga Plyos today has become a recognized center of event tourism in the Ivanovo region, the number of visiting tourists has reached about 370 thousand people a year, told reporters the Governor of the region Pavel Konkov.

Konkova meeting with the State Secretary of the Union state Grigory Rapota, Russian and Belarusian journalists took place in the framework of the press tour «ples — cultural-historical project and the object of event tourism», organized by the standing Committee of the Union state and the MIA «Russia today». Members of the media, in particular, visited the past in Plyos Country the Shaliapin festival, brought together artists from around the world.

«Today, the volume of tourist traffic in ples is about 370 thousand people a year, and he deservedly became recognized as a center of event tourism. The tourism industry requires high capital expenditures, both from the budget and from private investors. Over the past five years the city has built 12 hotels and more than 20 guest houses,» said Skates.

He explained that the construction of tourist and recreational cluster «Plyos» is carried out in the framework of the Federal target program «Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011-2018)». Thanks to the support of the Federal budget in the city has the necessary infrastructure, beaches, a promenade, a pier for cruise ships. Implementation of the project stimulated private investors to development of the hospitality industry.

The Governor and other «points of attraction» for tourists in the region. These include the Palekh, Kineshma, Gavrilov Posad.

In turn, Rapota noted that the Country Shaliapin festival has demonstrated the potential of the Ivanovo region in tourism development and could become an example for the development of Russian-Belarusian projects in this area.

«The festival is one of the brightest Russian events in the future can become international. In the future we will take this experience into account in their work: meetings and forums, which will be negotiated the issues of tourism,» he said.


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