Altai Krai is in the list “Best Places to Rest” by the National Geographic Traveller
Altai Krai is in the list Best Places to Rest in 2015 based on readers’ rating of the magazine National Geographic Traveller.
The publication identified the best tourist destinations by online voting. More than two hundred and forty thousand people casted their vote.
Our region was in two categories. In the category of “Russian tourism” Altai Krai ranked sixth out of nineteen. The first was the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the second was Kamchatka, and the third was the Irkutsk Oblast.
The second nomination, in which our region was mentioned, is called the “Eco-tourism.” This is a journey through unspoiled natural areas. Altai Krai ranked 12th sharing it with Lithuania, Norway and Kamchatka.
The best place for the ecological tourism was Malaysia, the second place - the Azores, and the third - the Republic of Namibia.
There were altogether 29 nominees in the rating.
By the way, this year the number of tourists in the region increased by 20 %. Last year, one million 600 thousand tourists visited Altai Krai, by the end of this year the number of tourists can reach two million people.
By Katun 24