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Zapovedniki connect with cruise ships

XXII Pacific Tourism Exhibition (PITE) opened in Vladivostok

Zapovedniki connect with cruise ships
Photo: Andranik Agafonov

On May 18, the official opening ceremony of the XXII Pacific Tourism Exhibition (PITE) took place in Vladivostok. The event is traditionally held on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University. This year, within the framework of the exhibition, visitors will be able to familiarize themselves with the proposals of more than a hundred domestic and foreign companies.

Russia is represented at the exhibition by the regions of the Far East and Siberia, united by the new brand "The Eastern Ring of Russia". In addition, separate exhibitions prepared Primorye, Kamchatka and the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Among the international participants of PITE-2018 are profile tourism organizations of the Republic of Korea, North Korea, India, Vietnam, the USA (Guam Island), Cambodia and Mongolia, as well as representations of provinces of China and prefectures of Japan.

The tourist exhibition PITE-2018 has become one of the major events of the Fourth Pacific Tourism Forum, taking place in Vladivostok. One of the key topics of business events taking place at different venues in Vladivostok from 17 on 19 May is the development of sea cruise tourism, the regions of the Far East, representatives of foreign countries and business presented their vision of the situation and development programs.

Another important theme of the business agenda of the forum is the development of tourism in the specially protected natural areas of the Far East. Within the framework of the panel discussion, representatives of the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District, federal PAs, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Tourism and Business Structures discussed issues related to interaction between executive authorities, elimination of regulatory deficiencies, development infrastructure.

Important issues of discussion were the problem of scaling tourist flows, finding new points of attraction in specially protected natural areas (PAs) and promoting a tourist product. Participants of the event noted a number of constraints - difficulties in logistics, personnel hunger and seasonal specifics of the direction.

As a result of the closed meeting that took place on the eve of the meeting and the panel discussion, the participants agreed on the creation of a working group under the Office of the President's Plenipotentiary Representative in the Far Eastern Federal District, which would allow coordinating work in the field of tourism development in the PAs.

Also within the framework of the event was the publishing project of PressPass company - a guide to the reserves of the Far East of Russia. The book will be published in June this year and is intended to acquaint a wide audience with federal protected areas, in a single format, talk about current tourism opportunities in different territories and become an applied tool for tourists planning their vacation. The project received support from the presidential envoy in the Far Eastern Federal District. In addition, FGBU State Kronotsky Reserve acts as a partner of the project. Representative PressPass noted that the team of the authors of the guidebook has many years of experience in the field of tourism in the Far East: the publishing house is the author of the only Russian guide line for the regions of the Far East.

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