The IX International Forum

Arctic: today and the future

December 05-07, 2019, St.Petersburg


Putin signed a law on the entry of foreign ships in the ports of the Far East and the Arctic


Putin signed a law on the entry of foreign ships in the ports of the Far East and the Arctic

The law on the procedure for calling foreign ships at the Far East and Arctic ports, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, will contribute to the development of the tourism industry in these regions, said Anton Kobyakov, Presidential Advisor and Secretary of the Eastern Economic Forum Organizing Committee. According to the document, the list of ports, where ships with foreign tourists can arrive, will be formed.

«The adopted changes will expand the list of cruise routes and increase tourist flow. At the same time, important issues remain in the field of tourism in the Far East and in the Arctic, including international cooperation, the implementation of new investment projects and the development of infrastructure. Prospects for the development of the tourism potential of these regions will become one of the topics of the business program of the V Eastern Economic Forum», - Kobyakov said.

This year, cruise liners should go to the Far Eastern ports at least 16 times. In the days of the WEF, a Costa Venezia liner, which can accommodate guests of the forum, will be moored at Vladivostok. It will be held in September 4-6 on the Russian island.

Currently, Russia is preparing a program for the development of cruise tourism in the Arctic. One of the main tasks is to find a balance between revealing the tourism potential of the region and preserving its ecosystems.

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