08 December 2011, Thursday, 16:25

Russia will develop social tourism, following the example of Bashkiria

author: Alfia Sharafutdinova

About 37 million rubles was allocated from the Republican budget for the program on development of social tourism. The participants of the program will pay other 15 million rubles, the Minister of finances RB Ruzalia Khismatullina reported in the course of the online conference with internet users. She has underscored that for today this is the only such program in Russia.

At the same time other Russian regions can follow Bashkiria's example soon. This initiative is approved on the federal level. The all-Russian gathering, in the course of which Bashkiria intends to share its experience with other Russian regions, will take place in Ufa in the middle of December.

It should be noted that the program is meant for people of pension age and disabled people. In accordance with the program such categories of population may acquire the tourist vouchers, paying just 30% of real cost.