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WEF session on the development of gastrotourism to take place in the format of a teleconference

On June 10, 2020, an online session of the Eastern Economic Forum dedicated to the development of gastrotourism will be held as part of the development program for the Far Eastern region. Live experts from Moscow and Vladivostok, Russian regions and international organizations will discuss gastronomic tourism as a driver for the development of the Russian economy.

Among the speakers: Governor of the Primorsky Territory Oleg Kozhemyako, Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova, President of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy Leonid Gelibterman, President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia Igor Bukharov, famous restaurateurs. The session moderator is a well-known host of the TV show Let's Go, Let's Eat! John Warren.

The session participants will appreciate the phenomenon of Far Eastern cuisine and its impact on the attractiveness of Primorye for tourists. In 2019, Primorsky Krai was among the most attractive regions of Russia among foreign tourists, and the total tourist flow showed an increase of 9,3% compared to the same period in 2018. The region can become an example for other constituent entities of the Russian Federation and present ideas and experience in organizing gastronomic tourism, which is becoming more and more popular every year.

“Today Primorye is not only the closest Europe in Asia, but also a real paradise for gourmets, fans of quality seafood and lovers of taiga gifts. 
In our region, festivals dedicated to the Kamchatka crab, Far Eastern scallop and seaside mussel, smelt and saffron cod, as well as one of the most environmentally friendly seaside products - honey - have already gained popularity. According to the average statistics 
up to 5 thousand people attend such events per day. Often, gastronomic tourism is the reason to visit Primorye again. Therefore, our task is to create comfortable conditions for the development of this area in the region, revive interest in local natural products, make them available, introduce guests to the real Far East ”
- noted the Governor of Primorsky Territory Oleg Kozhemyako.

Note that the Russian Far East is traditionally one of the key points of attraction for tourists. The directions of development of the tourism industry in the Far East, projects and support measures for investors are one of the main topics of the business program of the Eastern Economic Forum.

“Gastrotourism is a very popular and interesting area of ​​the modern tourism industry. For Russia, this is a relatively new phenomenon, which, however, can significantly increase the attractiveness of a particular place, city, region. Primorye is a unique region where every year we hold the Eastern Economic Forum with great success. I am sure that the discussion on the topic of gastronomic tourism will cause a keen interest both within the region and beyond. This is the growth area of ​​the Russian travel industry! ”- noted the director of the Eastern Economic Forum Igor Pavlov.

The materials of the WEF online session can be useful to a wide audience of viewers: representatives of tour operators, hoteliers, restaurateurs from the regions of Russia and CIS countries. To watch the live broadcast and ask questions, you must advance sign up.

The organizers of the online session are the Government of the Primorsky Territory, the Roscongress Foundation, the My Business Center, the Tourist Information Center of the Primorsky Territory. Partners - Agency LMG, Profi-Travel, PrimaMedia, EastRussia.

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