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Sakhalin region increased financing of tourism industry by 3,5 times

Sakhalin region increased financing of tourism industry by 3,5 times
Financing of the tourism industry from the regional budget of the Sakhalin Region increased this year by 3,5 times and reached 531,7 million rubles. Most of the money was directed to municipalities for the improvement of venues and tourist routes. A sharp increase in budget spending on tourism infrastructure occurred against the backdrop of an increase in the industry’s main indicators: the tourist flow on Sakhalin in 2019 in the year increased from 282 thousand people to 305 thousand rubles, the number of organizations in the sector increased from 105 to 134.

Such data was voiced by the head of the Sakhalin Region Tourism Agency, Natalya Pakholkova, at the plenary session of the Far Eastern Tourism Week, which launched today in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

"In the 2019 year, tourism was singled out as one of the priorities for the development of the Sakhalin region in the coming years," said Natalia Pakholkova.

Priority is expressed in the development of the transport sector, hotel infrastructure, the creation and arrangement of display facilities, the development of services for tourists.

Recall that on December 2 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk a series of events of the Far Eastern Tourist Week opened. Over the course of several days, thematic sessions and master classes devoted to various aspects of the hospitality industry will be held in the building of the Regional Center for Folk Art.

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