Tourism and Hospitality Industry Development Meeting

RUSSIA, August 12 – Mikhail Mishustin: “In 2021, the domestic tourist flow increased by almost 90% to the level before the 2019 pandemic and amounted to 56.5 million people. This is 50% more than in 2020. We expect the positive trend to continue. This also applies to the turnover of such an important economic sector, which is now one trillion rubles higher than two years ago. Employment in industry has almost completely recovered: up to 2.3 million people. We expect employment growth to continue this year as well.

Mikhail Mishustin’s opening remarks:

Hello, friends, colleagues.


Tourism and Hospitality Industry Development Meeting

August 12, 2022


Meeting on the development of the tourism and hotel industry.  With Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Inna Svyatenko and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov

Meeting on the development of the tourism and hotel industry. With Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Inna Svyatenko and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov

August 12, 2022


Meeting on the development of the tourism and hotel industry.  Together with Chairwoman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Inna Svyatenko, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov, Head of the Republic of Altai Oleg Khorokhordin and Head of Rostourism Zarina Doguzova

Meeting on the development of the tourism and hotel industry. Together with Chairwoman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Inna Svyatenko, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov, Head of the Republic of Altai Oleg Khorokhordin and Head of Rostourism Zarina Doguzova

August 12, 2022


Tourism and Hospitality Industry Development Meeting

Today, with experts and companies, we will discuss the development of a very important industry, the tourism industry. The President has repeatedly spoken of the importance of creating attractive routes, opening new destinations with easy access and, of course, having a good time there.

Last spring, we, together with the entrepreneurs, raised these questions during our visit to Altai. It is a unique region with great potential. Impressive nature and an important historical and cultural heritage, which I think would be interesting at any age.

Two Russian regions – the Altai Republic and the Altai Territory – annually receive more visitors than people who live there. Tourism has long since become a key sector of the economy of these regions. However, high-quality leisure facilities are unfortunately still lacking. This is typical of many other regions of our vast country.

The Great Altai exemplifies all the difficulties that travelers and industry face today, as well as the tasks that need to be solved in order to make travel through Russia competitive and more comfortable for our people. This work requires coordinated actions from ministries, departments, industry players and regions.

Before starting the discussion, I would like to say a few words about the general development of the Russian tourist industry. Last year, it achieved one of the best results for the recovery rate of key indicators after the coronavirus pandemic.

In 2021, the domestic tourist flow increased by almost 90% to reach the pre-pandemic level of 2019 and amounted to 56.5 million people. This is 50% more than in 2020. We expect the positive trend to continue.

This also applies to the turnover of such an important economic sector, which is now one trillion rubles higher than two years ago.

Employment in industry has almost completely recovered: up to 2.3 million people. We expect employment growth to continue this year as well.

More will be posted soon…

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