Bashkortostan Republic entered top 20 regions of Russian National Tourist Rating
UFA, 6 December 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/.
Bashkortostan entered top 20 based on the results of the National Tourist Rating-2017, having taken the 11th place (82.2 points). The republic improved its indicator being ahead of Tatarstan (80 points) and the Kaliningrad region (79.5 points).
Such data was released by the Information Communication Center "Rating" in conjunction with the "Otdyh v Rossii" (Rest in Russia) magazine. This is the third study devoted to the tourist attractiveness of Russian regions, their tourist potential and popularity among domestic and foreign tourists. Leaders of the rating are the Krasnodar Territory, Moscow and the Moscow Region, the Republic of Crimea and St. Petersburg. The Stavropol Territory, Altai Territory, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Primorye Territory, Sverdlovsk Region are also ahead of our republic.
The director of the branch of the Russian hotel association in the Republic of Bashkortostan Alexander Fedorov noted that "This year in Bashkiria there were several major events: "Kurortny Sabantuy", Festival of Bashkir honey, "Birskoye Apple" festival, "New Year's, Amazing Bashkortostan". All the above-mentioned events were accompanied by a business program and advertising and information tours for tourism representatives from other regions," the expert says. "In terms of major business events, it is possible to mention the 3rd Forum of Small Entrepreneurship of the SCO and BRICS Countries, the Forum of Hospitality and Travel Industry, creation and development of the Burzhansky tourist cluster, Asly-Kul Nature Park, a launch of the Urals Legend high-speed train.
Alexander Fedorov says that the region still is not sufficiently recognized on the tourist map of Russia and in the world, there is a lack of unity and interest of tourism organizations in promotion of the region.