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Arkhangelsk International Tourist Forum Tourism Development Towards the Modern Environment

III International Tourist Forum in Arkhangelsk
Tourism Development Towards the Modern Environment (ITFA-2015)

28-29 May, 2015, Arkhangelsk, Russia

Welcoming words of the head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Mr. Oleg Safonov to the ITFA participants

On behalf of the Federal Agency for Tourism I welcome the guest and participants of the 3rd International Tourist Forum in Arkhangelsk, Tourism Development towards the Modern Environment.

I am confident that the upcoming 3rd International Tourist Forum in Arkhangelsk will become a productive venue for discussing the current issues and searching for practical solutions to the key challenges of today. It will broaden the scope of inter-regional and international cooperation in the travel industry.

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Welcoming words of the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Mr. Igor Orlov to the ITFA participants

Dear friends! I am glad to welcome the participants of the 3rd International Tourist Forum in Arkhangelsk.

Tourism is one of the greatest priorities for socioeconomic development of a region in modern conditions. We face the challenges of promoting new compelling tourist programs, creating conditions for developing of the tourism infrastructure and creation a comfortable tourist environment.

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ITFA-2015

The main purpose of ITFA-2015 is organization of the practically oriented dialog between authorities, non-governmental organizations, business community, representatives of the tourism industry, educational institutions, Russian and foreign experts in order to strengthen interregional and international cooperation in the field of tourism.

ITFA-2015 key agenda points are as follows

  • Issues of importance for national tourism policy in Russia
  • Legal regulation of the tourism industry
  • Arctic development: infrastructure, tourism products
  • Tourism branding of the region
  • Event as a tourism product: organizing a successful tourist event
  • Development of the industrial tourism. Successful regional cases
  • Competitive opportunities for regional and interregional non-commercial organizations working in the travel industry
  • International cooperation in the travel industry: modern challenges and mutual interests

Among the key ITFA-2015 participants are

  • Executive and legislative authorities of the Russian Federation
  • Ministry of ulture of the Russian Federation
  • Federal Agency for Tourism
  • Russian Tourism Industry Union
  • Russian Hotel Association
  • Russian International Academy for Tourism
  • Executive authorities of the Russian regions working with tourism, fiscal and statistical accounting, and migration registration
  • National tourist offices of the foreign countries in Moscow and St-Petersburg
  • Tour operators and travel agencies from Russia and abroad
  • Tourist associations in Russia and abroad
  • Tourism industry enterprises and accommodation
  • Tourist information offices and centers in Russia and abroad
  • Russian and foreign consultancies in the tourism and hospitality sectors
  • Public and non-governmental tourist and hospitality organizations
  • Educational institutions from Russia and abroad
  • Organizations specialized in attracting investmets
  • Russian and foreign mass media
  • Regional administrations and partners from the Barents Euro-Arctic Region countries