The Head of the Federal Tourism Agency of Altai Krai: "There is feeling that you are either in Switzerland or in France, or in Italy"

The Head of the Federal Tourism Agency of Altai Krai: "There is feeling that you are either in Switzerland or in France, or in Italy"

In the air of radio "Echo of Moscow" in the program "Real Russia", dedicated to the topic of domestic and inbound tourism in Russia, Oleg Safonov, the Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism, shared his impressions of Altai Krai. He has been in the region for the first time in March 2015.


“I was in Altai Krai in March this year; I was there on holiday with my family. We had a rest in Belokuriha. Belokuriha is a resort town of federal importance beyond the Ural Mountains. It is a unique place. There is amazing water with radon. There are generally a lot of different treatments for people who have problems, maybe, stomach, heart, circulatory system and so on. It is the resort town, which began to develop in the early 19th century and now it is a resort of the European level. Lovely food, restaurants ... Well, there is feeling that you are either in Switzerland or in France, or in Italy. The interiors are very beautiful. The prices are absolutely reasonable. Treatment is wonderful. You can visit and see it. And the most important thing I want to say, Belokuriha is 100 percent full. You can book a ticket. But the fact is that we are working within the framework of the federal target program for the development of domestic and inbound tourism under the project "Belokuriha-2."


Belokuriha itself is located on a plain at the foothills, and the resort will be located in the mountains at the one kilometer elevation. Within the framework of the federal target program road are build there, and other engineering constructions are build, including electricity, water and so on. Investors are actively coming. "Hilton" has signed an agreement to build in this place a very large hotel complex on a half thousand beds.


Generally more than a million six hundred thousand people come at Altai Krai. And the touristic flow is increasing. Casino - "Siberian Coin" has built and operates in the gambling zone there.


The internal flow in the country and in Altai Krai continues to grow,” said Oleg Safonov.


By Katun 24


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