//International ecotourism conference kicks off at Rosa Khutor Resort in Sochi

International ecotourism conference kicks off at Rosa Khutor Resort in Sochi

What challenges does nature tourism face and what are Russia’s prospects in this field of tourism? These topics are discussed in Sochi’s Rosa Khutor Resort, where the annual conference on the topic of ecotourism has started.
This event takes place for the fourth consecutive years, and, by tradition, it has become a place for public discussion on acute problems of sustainable development of natural recreation in Russia and the world. During the conference “Natural Tourism: Global Challenges and Prospects for Russia”, the participants will give a global overview of key challenges, prospects, trends and risks that stand in the way of sustainable tourism development in environmentally sensitive areas (ESA) on our planet.
“Nature tourism is one of the promising areas for the development of the industry. Russia is an extremely beautiful and hospitable country rich with natural attractions. The Russian government pays great attention to the development of domestic tourism and does everything to ensure that Russian and foreign citizens could travel to discover conservation areas of our country. A state-supported national project was launched to create conditions for tourist infrastructure, improve the quality of services and develop nature tourism. The conference is a unique platform, at which representatives of the professional community of government and business circles conduct a direct dialogue and exchange interesting ideas,” Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said in his speech to welcome the participants of the conference.