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Due to the spread of the coronavirus Russia has a historic chance to become one of the leading powers in the tourism industry. This statement in an interview with RIA Novosti was made Director of the First European Department of the MFA of Russia Alexei Paramonov.
According to him, the pandemic will cause in the near future the world will face competition for tourist traffic, so “Russia has a historic chance to catch up.”
Paramonov also added that the popularity of the country among travellers lately increased, which in particular contributed to the world football championship in 2018, but “now this Luggage will be enough.”
“We need to revise the philosophy of the tourism industry, to make it focused primarily on internal development, as do France, Italy, Spain and other major countries,” — said the diplomat.
He noted that this would have to thoroughly work out the infrastructure, the overall image and atmosphere of the play. In addition Paramonov considers that for development of tourism possible to attract specialists from European countries.
In April it became known that tourists from different countries of Europe EN masse was going to visit Russia in the next two years. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the analytical center NAFI. It was attended by the inhabitants of 27 European countries with high rates of outbound tourism.
Russia closed the borders and canceled most of the passenger traffic in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection on March 30. The right to cross the border are military, civilian personnel and foreign bases, workers in the nuclear industry involved in the construction of overseas ships ‘ crews, as well as diplomats, bound for Kaliningrad transit passengers and Russians going abroad for the funeral of a relatives.
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