Alexander Karlin told Vladimir Putin about tourism in Altai Krai
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with the Governor of Altai Krai Alexander Karlin.
During the meeting the development of tourism in the region was discussed, as well as the infrastructure restoration of the Krai after the flood in 2014.
Vladimir Putin noted that Altai is growing in popularity not only among Russian tourists, but also among visitors fr om other countries.
Whereas, Alexander Karlin said that the flow of tourists in Altai Krai increased by about 20 percent (one million 900 thousand people) in 2015.The region is not ready to rest. The Administration of the Krai intends to develop the site of Yarovoye Lake and also other unique lakes of Altai Krai.
“This is also in the steppe part of the Krai - a unique site wh ere there are three lakes: salty, alkaline and fresh. There a project of the modern resort construction with 500 beds has already declared, the investment - about one billion rubles,” said the Governor. He recalled that the three projects of the region participate in the Federal Target Program for the Development of Domestic and Inbound Tourism. According to Carlin resources and potential of the region are very large. That is why the Research Institute of Culturology was established in Belokurikha, which will study all balneological resources of the region.
Another developed direction in Altai Krai - the study and support of modern methods and techniques in health resort business. “We are absolutely convinced that such a scientific, methodological support of our work in health tourism will give their effects in terms of the number of our guests, the content of this activity in order to meet the highest international standards,” said the Governor.
Thus, the project “Belokurikha-2” was the best resort project in the world two years ago at the forum of experts in the field of health resort business, which included 65 countries, it was held in Greece. Alexander Karlin noted that control over the implementation of the program of domestic and inbound tourism in Altai Krai is hard on the part of federal agencies. But without federal resources it would be impossible to develop this direction properly.
By the Information Agency “Amitel”