Week of Tourism to take place in the Ulyanovsk region
At the initiative of the Governor Sergey Morozov, The event will take place from 23 to 29 April.
The programme includes three largest forums, in particular the ones of the international level - the All-Russian forum "Event Russia", III International tourist forum and exhibition "Holiday on the Volga", and the All-Russian contest "Tourist Souvenir".
"The tourist industry must become one of points of economic growth in the region. We have all the necessary resources – historical, cultural, and natural ones. The Week of tourism is a good platform to demonstrate our potential to tourist industry professionals from other countries and regions. We have some really unique places where people will want to visit again and again, For example, Sengileevsky Mountains, natural reserves of the Undorovsky region and the Terengulsky district", - the Governor Sergey Morozov noted.
According to Alexander Smekalin, the Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region, it is planned to open a stationary office of the Tourist Information Center on 23 April (the first day of the Week of Tourism). It will serve as a base for the Tourism Volunteers Center. "In addition, we will hold a presentation of a mobile application that will serve as a guide around the Ulyanovsk region. Thanks to it, both international and domestic guests of the region will be able to obtain all necessary information about the main sights, tourist routes, and cultural, sports and entertaining infrastructure", - said the head of the regional Cabinet of Ministers. He also noted that the international tourist forum and exhibition "Holiday on the Volga", which will show unique tourist products from the Volga regions, will become the main venue of the Week of Tourism in the Ulyanovsk region. Participants will also discuss state support of river tourism and infrastructure development of the Volga River's coastlines.
According to organizers of the forum, the Holiday on Volga exhibition includes a very rich business and cultural programme. Inhabitants and guests of the region can expect various master classes, events, roundtable discussions and training seminars. Presentation platforms will take place in the foyer of the Lenin Memorial and will demonstrate tourist potential of the Kirov, Yaroslavl, Samara, and Saratov regions, and the Republic of Mari El. They will hold master classes, interactive activities, workshops, and competitions.
According to Sergey Kuzmin, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region, representatives of the tourism industry from the EU countries, which have entered the international EYCA project (European Youth Card), will participate in the forum for the first time. The All-Russian forum "Event Russia" and the district stage of the All-Russian competition "Tourist Souvenir" will take place in Ulyanovsk from 25 to 27 April. The events will be attended by almost one thousand representatives of the industry of tourism from across Russia.
The business programme of the Week of Tourism will include not only Ulyanovsk but also neighboring municipal units. So, it is planned to open a new park hotel in Melekessky District, the last days of the week will focus on the Day of Investor in Tourism and the Day of Eco-Tourism. “On 28-29 April, it is planned to hold an information tour in the territory of the Undory eco-resort and to give a presentation of tourist routes in the national park "Sengileevsky Mountains". The expert community will discuss promotional tools for tourist products, a role of partners while organizing a tourist event, and interaction between entities of the industry and the authorities”, - emphasized Yulia Skoromolova, the Director of the Agency for Tourism of the Ulyanovsk region.
At the initiative of the Governor Sergey Morozov, the Week of Tourism takes place in the Ulyanovsk region for the second consecutive year.