St. Petersburg, Murmansk to host 1st International Arctic Media Congress
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St. Petersburg, Murmansk to host 1st International Arctic Media Congress

The 1st International Arctic Media Congress is scheduled to be held on September 18 in St. Petersburg and on September 20-22 in Murmansk, as part of the Accessible Arctic international tourism forum.

The event is to become a joint international communications platform for promoting the Russian Arctic's unique tourism potential, attracting additional tourists and investment in the Arctic tourism industry.

The event is sponsored by the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) and the Government of the Murmansk Region. Representatives of the Russian Government, top Rostourism managers and those from the Ministry for the Development of Russia's Far East and the Arctic, as well as the governors of the Russian Arctic regions will attend the plenary session.

The business program stipulates a series of roundtable discussions focusing on the Russian Arctic in the media space, promising Arctic tourism options, the development of Arctic regions' infrastructure, expanding tourist traffic and providing high-quality and affordable tourist services in the Arctic.

The forum will also include a press breakfast devoted to the role of Arctic food in expanding the Russian tourism industry. The meal is to take place aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin in Murmansk. A presentation session called Arctic Territories: A New Perception of Leisure in Russia will also be held.

The participants are to take part in an interesting tourism program, including guided tours to the village of Teriberka, located above the Arctic Circle on the northeastern coast of the Kola Peninsula, and to the city of Kirovsk. After arriving in Kirovsk, they will visit the Apatit Joint Stock Company's museum/exhibition center and the local Botanical Garden.

All participants should register in advance.