Ulyanovsk region to create a Center for training of tourism volunteers
It is planned that the center will be opened at the regional Tourist Information Center.
“2018 has been announced as the Year of Volunteers in Russia. It is true that today it is hard to imagine any major event taking place without the help of volunteers. Young people and students full of a creative energy are usually ready to carry out various activities. I am sure that additional training will help them to hone their skills and to learn something new”, - the Governor Sergey Morozov noted.
According to Sergey Kuzmin, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region, the volunteers will help Russian and foreign tourists to find their way in the city; they will also provide information about tourist attractions and routes.
The center will be established within the agreements signed between the leading universities of the region and the Ulyanovsk Region Agency for Tourism. Students of relevant departments will be able to complete internship and receive training in the Tourist Information Center on the regular basis. They will also have an opportunity to take part in the preparation to the events in the sphere of tourism and hospitality that will be carried out in the territory of the region.
"Completing internship in the Tourist Information Center will improve skills of the soon-to-be tourism workers and will help students to look at the chosen profession from the inside. We will be happy to see among volunteers not only students of relative departments, but anyone who will want to offer their ideas and to increase tourist attractiveness of our region", - said Yulia Skoromolova, the Director of the Agency for Tourism of the Ulyanovsk region.
Now the region is actively implementing the project "Ulyanovsk - the Center of Hospitality for the 2018 FIFA World Cup". Tourists from Iran, Australia, the People's Republic of China, Turkey, Italy and other European countries are going to visit the Ulyanovsk region. Volunteers of the Tourist Information Center should ensure that guests will enjoy their stay in the region and will see the main attractions.