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Bashkortostan high tourist potential was marked at Russia - Austria Tourism Year opening

Politics

UFA, 18 January 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/.

The First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Science, Education and Culture, the Senator from Bashkortostan Liliya Gumerova took part in the events dedicated to the start of Cross- Tourism Year Russia — Austria. The official opening of the Year of Tourism was held on January 12 at the Hofburg Palace (Vienna), one of the main symbols of the Austrian capital, the aide of Senator Marsel Vakhitov informs.

The ceremony was attended by Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai, the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alla Manilova and head of the Department of Tourism and Historical Sites of the Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of Austria Elizabeth-Rudolf Strobl, representatives of 60 Russian regions.

During the presentation of the tourist and cultural projects of Russian regions the Deputy Minister of Culture RF Alla Manilova, along with St. Petersburg, Tatarstan and other regions with a great potential for tourism marked the Republic of Bashkortostan as one of the most promising regions of Russia on development of tourism and joint Russian-Austrian projects.

The Senator from Bashkortostan Liliya Gumerova considers it important to develop contacts between the two countries, especially between the Russian Federation and the federal lands of Austria.

"The Year of Tourism will establish tight economic ties, humanitarian relations with the Austrian partners. And today, we are working hard to make the Republic of Bashkortostan become one of the pilot areas for the implementation of joint Russian-Austrian projects in the fields of tourism, economy, investment and culture", Liliya Gumerova said.

Also, the Senator marked that the joint development of bilateral tourism project "Music without Borders: the Great Russian and Austrian Composers" between the All-Russian Museum Association of Musical Culture named after M.I. Glinka, the Austrian Museum of Art History and Austrian Museum of Historical Musical Instruments  was planned.

The Hofburg Palace hosted a conference of Russian and Austrian experts on urban and cultural tourism, dedicated mainly to urban tourism and development of tourism. The opening of the Year of Tourism Russia — Austria ended with the "Imperial Ball".

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