Tatarstan plans to increase tourist flow from Kazakhstan

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Tatarstan plans to increase tourist flow to Kazakhstan, including through the project «Great Volga way», the press service of the President of the Russian region.

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov on Friday takes part in the XV forum of interregional cooperation of Russia and Kazakhstan «New approaches and trends in development of tourism of Kazakhstan and Russia», held in Petropavlovsk with participation of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. During a visit to a tourism exhibition in the framework of the forum the heads of the two States Minnikhanov presented to them, the tourism industry of Tatarstan.

«Rustam Minnikhanov reminded that Kazakhstan and Tatarstan signed an agreement on the development of the project «Great Volga route». Thus Tatarstan expects to strengthen the bilateral flow of tourists between Kazakhstan and Tatarstan. The project «Great Volga route» involves the movement of tourist flow from Kazakhstan to Orenburg oblast, Samara, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Yoshkar-Ola, Cheboksary», — stated in the message.

It is noted that during the visit of Tatarstan stand by the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan Minnikhanov reported on the development of tourism industry of the country as a whole, the number of tourists expected in the region by 2018. In particular, he noted that only during the world championship on football of Tatarstan was visited by more than 300 thousand tourists, the volume of services in tourism for the period amounted to 11.2 billion rubles.

The head of the Republic also focused on the development of such tourist sites as the ancient city of Bolgar, included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. A few days ago in Bulgaria opened a new world-class hotel «Kul Gali». Minnikhanov addressed to the President of Russia with a proposal to visit the ancient city of Bolgar and invite him to visit the President of Kazakhstan.

According to the state Committee of Tatarstan on tourism, at the end of 2017 the number of tourists in the country amounted to 3.1 million people, or 7% more than in 2016. The volume of rendered services in tourism sphere without taking into account related industries at year-end 2017 exceeded 13 billion rubles, taking into account related industries (the cost of food, transport, shopping) was about 21 billion rubles, which is almost 12% more than in 2016. According to experts, in 2018 in the tourism sector of the Republic is also expected to increase in the main indicators.

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