The Business venue of the V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will become the venue for signing a series of important agreements, which entail several branches and spheres of cooperation. Leading experts in the sphere of culture from Russia and foreign states, state officials, politicians and businessmen will participate in agreement signing ceremonies. Tourism will become one of the most important topics of this year’s Forum.
“Representatives of the tourist industry have expressed strong interest to the events of the Forum. The number of registered participants has exceeded all previous records. The program of the section includes new topics and respected world-famous speakers”, - said executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, head of the “Tourism” section of the Cultural Forum Maya Lomidze.
Pskov Oblast will take active part in the Business venue of the Cultural Forum. Lately this region has been showing a high level of development of tourist services. So, in 2015 the volume of paid services amounted to 1 000 000 rubles. This is one of the highest indicators of all regions of the Northwestern Federal Disctrict.
One of the most important event this year will be the agreement between the Administration of Pskov Oblast and the Russian Tour Industry Union on cooperation in developing children’s tourism based on the realization of the “Live Lessons” pilot educational project, aimed at “introducing tourist excursion events into educational programs of comprehensive and professional education”. Also special attention will be paid to the development of the tourist potential of Pskov Oblast using railway transportation – an agreement with “RZhD Tour” Ltd. on comprehensive and effective development of tourism in the region will be signed.
The Administration of Saint Petersburg together with Moscow, Kaluga and Yaroslavl Oblasts are working on a new unique tourist route – “Russia – Motherland of Cosmonautics”. An agreement on cooperation in creating and promoting this project between the Ministry of culture and tourism of Kaluga Oblast, ministry of culture of Moscow oblast, Committee on tourist development of Saint Petersburg and the agency on tourism of Yaroslavl Oblast will be signed at the Forum.