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UNWTO: international tourism in 2014 increased by 4.7%MOSCOW, January 28. The number of foreign tourist visits in the world in 2014 increased 4.7% compared to the previous year, and amounted to 1,138 billion Such data today leads the world tourism organization (UNWTO).

The greatest growth showed North and South America (an increase of 7%), Asia and the Pacific (+5%). This was modest growth in Europe (4%), middle East (+4%) and in Africa (an increase of 2%), reports “Finmarket” . Continue reading

21ST INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR FOR TOURISMHere is where the experts — leading tour operators, travel agencies, national tourism offices and administrations of the Russian regions. OTDYKH LEISURE — is the leading international autumn trade fair for tourism in Russia and CIS countries. In 2015 the exhibition will be held in 21-th time.

Tourism — the most important direction in the modern world economy. The development of this industry, considerable funds are allocated. Every year increasing tourist flow in all directions. The desire to see the world rightly: at the time of travel is expanding my horizons, meeting new cultures, traditions and customs. Travel agencies offer a wide range of programs. Do not stand still and innovation technologies in the sphere of recreation and tourism. Continue reading

International tourist turnover and its impact on the balance of payments in the countries of Central and Eastern EuropeMechkovskaya O. A. — lecturer of the Department of economic geography of foreign countries of the geographical faculty of the Belarusian state University

Study of issues related to the economic importance of international tourism in transition economies is of particular relevance. Currently, the States of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are, first of all, before selecting the export specialization, secondly, before restructuring of the unprofitable traditional industries, focusing on new products for export, as well as to new activities in services and international trade. At the same time, the majority of researchers working on issues of international tourism (I. I. Pirozhnik, 1996; G. A. Papiryan, 1998; Zorin I. V., Kvartalnov V. A., 2001; A. Y. Alexandrova, 2001, 2002) and noting the high profitability of foreign tourists and show large benefits arising from the development orientation of the economy towards tourism international specialization compared to the specialization in traditional exports. Continue reading

Arkhangelsk and Norway discussed the international tourismARKHANGELSK/ March 31,/ BI-PORT IN Arkhangelsk, held a training seminar on the preparation of tourist products and their effective promotion in the market of tourist services.

The event was organized by the Norwegian-Russian chamber of Commerce together with the regional Agency for tourism and international cooperation. Continue reading

Provide transport services can be performed on a regular and irregular basis.Under regular transportation of passengers means transportation between the territories of the Contracting parties or transit through their territories carried out periodically, according to set in advance the route, schedule and subject to the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers at specific predetermined points.

In accordance with bilateral agreements in the field of road transport regular transport of passengers by buses are organized in coordination between competent authorities of Contracting parties on the basis of granted them permission to travel by the road which passes through their territory. When you open a regular line Contracting parties, as a rule, follow the principle of parity of participation of carriers in both countries. For the passage of buses of regular lines on the territory of transit countries also requires authorization from the competent authority of that transit country. Continue reading

Environmental, associated with the accelerated industrialization of natural landscapes, roads, ports, pollution of water bodies and beaches.• Foreign exchange implications. Although the first place on the importance of international tourism for national economies is given to the revenue currency, and its possible significant leakage. Developing countries are forced to import more food and goods to tourists, as well as the necessary equipment for the travel industry. According to estimates of the World Bank, imports of goods for tourists accounted for 15-55% of revenues depending on the development of the economy and the performance of the tourism industry on local resources. There is also an import, due to the impact of “demonstration effect”. Tourists, arriving in industrialized countries contribute to the imports of foreign consumer goods.

And yet, despite this, international tourism continues to grow, expanding its goals. Tourism classified:

— order — routing-cognitive, sport and recreation, community, resort, ski, festival, hunting, shopping tourism, religious, educational; Continue reading

intergovernmental Agreements on international road transportIn some bilateral intergovernmental Agreements on international road transport, for example, with Germany, Romania, Poland, Macedonia and Czech Republic, the permission is also not required for entry of empty buses for backward transport of the same carrier group of passengers from a point in the territory of the other Contracting party, in which the group was previously delivered to the original point of departure. In these cases, a prerequisite is the presence of the driver of the passenger lists or the unified list of passengers (control document)[27] .

This document introduced in may 1997, in order to harmonize the conditions of carriage of passengers international non-scheduled message. At the present time the Russian side agreed on the application of this document in 20 European countries: Continue reading

ATOR: Russia is among the world leaders in expenditure on international tourismRussia is one of the largest costs of tourism, said Wednesday the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the study of the world tourism organization.

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According to the world tourism organization (WTO), during the first half of 2012 more other funds on international tourism has allocated China (+30%), Russia (+15%), USA (+9%), Germany (+6%) and Canada (+6%), which corresponds to the data for last year. Continue reading

The development of international tourismInternational tourism is one of the forms of exchange of services. In the basis of the tourist boom that swept the world in recent decades, are specific economic, social and other reasons. It is primarily the technological revolution, with which is associated a whole new level of productive forces. It’s a global phenomenon of urbanization, forcing residents of large cities to seek rest in other regions and countries. This “transportation revolution,” especially the rapid development of motorization and aviation. This General increase in the quality and standard of living, increasing income and duration of the leave. Finally, and General growth of culture, which causes the growth of the cognitive needs of people. Continue reading

III Arkhangelsk international tourist forumGreeting of the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov P. Forum members

On behalf of the Federal Agency for tourism, I welcome the guests and participants of the III Arkhangelsk international tourist forum “Tourism in modern conditions”!

I am confident that the upcoming forum will become a productive venue for discussing the most pressing issues, seek practical solutions to address key challenges, expansion of interregional and international cooperation in the field of tourism.

Address by the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region I. A. Orlov Forum Continue reading