Cruise tourism to be developed in the Russian Far East and the Arctic
The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic together with the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm) will be developing cruise tourism in Russia's Far Eastern and Arctic maritime regions. They are working on a list of laws needed for this.
"The coronavirus pandemic announced by the World Health Organization and the measures being taken in Russia to stop the spread of the virus are no reason to put on hold important decisions, especially when the object must be attained within a month. Cruise tourism is a promising factor of economic development in the Far East and the Arctic. It can boost these regions' income, which is why we are working on it," Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Alexander Kozlov pointed out.
According to the Ministry's press service, the Ministry and Rosturizm have held the first meeting with representatives of the cruise tourism business and federal executive authorities to discuss legal matters.
The instruction to facilitate the development of cruise tourism in the Russian Far East and the Arctic was issued by the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Yury Trutnev, in February. In mid-March, the Ministry and Rosturizm coordinated the initial set of legal initiatives aimed at lifting the administrative barriers that are hindering the development of cruise tourism.