Supported by

 

The State Duma
ofthe Russian Federation

Ministry ofSport, Tourism and Youth Policy ofthe Russian Federation

Ministry ofTransport
ofthe Russian Federation

Federal Agency ofsea and river transport

 

Ministry ofRegional Development ofthe Russian Federation

Ministry ofIndustry and Commerce ofthe Russian Federation

Administration ofSt.Petersburg

Center ofsocial
and conservative policy

The conference isalso supported by:

 

MINISTRY OF SPORT, TOURISM AND YOUTH POLICY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy of the Russian Federation supports holding of the international conference and will render assistance in holding of the conference.

Its been planned that N. Nazina, director of the department of tourism activity and international collaboration of Ministry of Sport and tourism of Russia, and A.Yarochkin, director of the federal agency of tourism, will be giving reports at the conference. The reports will be devoted to the issues of realization of state policy in the tourist sphere, state and perspectives of development of sea and river tourism.

 

Ministry of Youth Policy, Sport and Tourism of the Khabarovsk Territory

Ministry of Youth Policy, Sport and Tourism of the Khabarovsk Territory entirely supports project St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia and thanks you for the invitation to the conference, which will take place in St.Petersburg during the period from July 10-11, 2009.

Government of the Khabarovsk Territory pays special attention to development of river cruises as one of the priority courses of tourism in the Territory.

River cruise tourism allows to accumulate advantages of all other modes of transport within itself. On the one hand, by being very attractive for tourists it satisfies recreation demands of the population. On the other hand, it gives an impulse to the development of economy of coastal regions, provides additional sources for support and preservation of natural, historical and cultural monuments in proper condition, and creates new vacancies in settlements which do not have any industrial enterprises.

The Amur waterway has always played an important role in the development of economic relations and cultural contacts in the east of Russia.

 

MARAT MANSUROVICH BARIEV

MINISTER OF YOUTH POLICY, SPORT AND TOURISM OF THE TATARSTAN REPUBLIC

Ministry of youth policy, sport and tourism of the Tatarstan Republic thanks you for the invitation to take part in the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia and supports fulfilling of this project.
Government of the republic emphasizes importance of development of river cruises, which are the calling card of Tatarstan tourism, as one of its priority courses. Cruise routes on the rivers Volga and Kama of different duration, distance and level of comfort, calling at Kazan and towns of the republic, are all-Russian routes which arouse interest of Russian residents and foreign citizens.
This conference, aimed at solving of problems of inland sea and river tourism, will, undoubtedly, be very important for further popularization of cruises among Russian travellers, as well as attracting of foreign tourists to the regions of the Russian Federation.

 

OLEG NIKOLAEVICH KOZHEMYAKO

GOVERNOR OF THE AMUR REGION

Government of the Amur region thanks for the invitation and, on their part, supports holding of the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism, devoted to the problems of development of sea and river cruises, ferry communication and yacht and speed-boat tourism in all regions of the country.
Today development of the tourist branch in the Amur region is a strategically important course of development of the region and the country as a whole. Exchange of experience and building of a constructive dialogue between authority and business, as well as discussion of urgent issues of development of regional tourism, will help to work out a clear position in this branch, which will eventually increase competitiveness of the tourist sphere.

 

Ministry of economic development of the Murmansk region

Ministry of economic development of the Murmansk region thanks for the invitation to take part in the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism, which will be taking place in St.Petersburg from July 10 to July 11 of 2009.

As a result of sea cruises and yachts being a promising and developing course of development of tourism in the Murmansk region, the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism is an important event for representatives of the tourist branch of our region.

 

MINISTRY OF SPORT, TOURISM AND YOUTH POLICY OF THE KRASNOYARSK TERRITORY

On behalf of the government of the Krasnoyarsk territory I thank you for the invitation to take part in the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism, which will be held in St.Petersburg on July 10-11, 2009.

The topic of the conference is very important. There are many lakes, reservoirs and navigable rivers suitable for using with recreation views for development of different kinds of water tourism, including cruise and floatable tourism and yachts.

 

DEPARTMENT OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE TYUMENSK REGION

Thank you for the attention paid to the problems of development of sea and river tourism and for the invitation to take part in the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism

River cruises are a very perspective course of tourism in the Tyumen region. Tourists interest in this kind of tourism remains permanently high. However, there are several problems in the region which do not contribute to the development of this kind of tourism in full measure today. The following problems can be distinguished among the most urgent problems faced by the branch of river transport: considerable wear of material and technical base and the need of renewal of the fleet, insufficient financing of waterways maintenance and absence of long-term investments.

On behalf of the government of the Tyumen region we support the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism and think that the event held at such a high level will help both representatives of regional authority and representatives of tourist business to see the overall picture of the modern state of the branch of sea and river tourism and work out effective decisions for development of these courses.

Hope for further continuation of our cooperation.

 

MINISTRY OF SPORT AND TOURISM OF THE ASTRAKHAN REGION

Ministry of sport and tourism of the Astrakhan region pays much attention to the development of foreign sea and inland water tourism.

During the last years a positive tendency in revival of river and sea cruises has begun. There are also great prospects for organizing of cruises in the Caspian sea. The Astrakhan region was the first to start working in cruise tourism in the Caspian sea an interested investor purchased and reconstructed vessel Maria Ermolova, which in 2007 went on her first voyage on the route Astrakhan Aktau Astrakhan.

Despite the fact that development of this kind of tourism requires considerable financial investments, it must be considered one of the promising ones. River and sea shipments are quite cheap by themselves being at the same time very comfortable, and cruisers, being a kind of mobile hotels, help to increase tourist streams several times more without extra capital construction.

The main projects in this field are, in our opinion, working out and introduction of common information system in small ports for sea and river tourists, working out of conception of sea tourism taking into account environmental protection. Realization of these projects will contribute to spreading of international experience, using of know-how of the EU in development and building of sea and river ports and anchorages.

Also, we think that the result of the first international conference in sea tourism may become working out of technical and economic grounds and investment proposals for development and reconstruction of certain yacht ports on rivers and coastal sea territories which will give a new impulse to development of the local economy and boundary cooperation.

Thus, holding of this conference will result in working out of certain proposals for the complex of measures encouraging development of cruise tourism and start their realization within the framework of the project Development of the transport system of the Russian Federation (2010-2015), which will contribute to development of modern efficient competitive tourist market in Russia, providing broad potential for satisfying demands of Russian and foreign residents in tourist services, increasing of employment and level of income of the population.

 

ROMAN VALERYEVICH KOPIN

GOVERNOR OF THE CHUKOT AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT

With thanks do I accept your invitation to take part in the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism devoted to problems if development of sea and river cruises, ferry communication and yacht and speed-boat tourism in all regions of the country.

On my part, I wholeheartedly support holding of the forum because I consider the issue of development of regional tourism to be an important issue of development of the country as a whole. For the Chukot autonomous district the tourist branch and cruise tourism in particular is a strategically important course of development of the region today.

Im sure that exchange of experience and building of a constructive dialogue between authority and business will help to work out a clear position in this branch that will result in increasing of competitiveness of the tourist sphere.

 

TUKEYEV KONSTANTIN VALERYEVICH

FIRST DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY, BUSINESS ACTIVITY AND TRANSPORT OF THE YAROSLAVL REGION

Department of industry, business activity and transport of the Yaroslavl region supports holding of the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism and thanks you for the invitation to take part in work of this conference.

Development of the tourist branch in the Yaroslavl region today is one of the strategically important courses of social and economic development of the region. River cruises including visiting of towns which comprise the Golden Ring of Russia are the main course of development of tourism in the Yaroslavl region, and the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism will undoubtedly become a stimulus for development of this subindustry in the region.

We believe that exchange of experience and building of a constructive dialogue between authority and business within the framework of the conference will help to work out a clear position in this branch.

A representative of the committee of tourism department Galina Viktorovna Krohmal will take part in the conference on behalf of the Yaroslavl region.

 

BAIDAKOV SERGEY LVOVICH

DEPUTY MAYOR OF MOSCOW ON THE ISSUES OF INTERREGIONAL COLLABORATION AND SPORT

Thank you for the offer to take part in holding of the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism in St.Petersburg, which will take place on July 10-11 of 2009.

We wish interesting and productive meetings and discussions to all participants and guests of the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism.

Heads of enterprises of inland water transport of the Moscow basin Konstantin Olegovich Anisimov (OJSC Moskovskoye Rechnoye Parohodstvo), Oleg Frantsovich Malinin (OJSC Mosturflot), Svetlana Viktorovna Goncharova (OJSC Mosturflot) will take part in the conference on behalf of Moscow.

 

BOOS GEORGY VALENTINOVICH

GOVERNOR OF THE KALININGRAD REGION

Thank you for invitation to take part in the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism. Undoubtedly, sea cruise tourism represents one of the promising and interesting courses of the tourist branch of Russia.

The conference hold in St.Petersburg will help to solve the most urgent problems of sea and river tourism and will be very important for further popularization of cruises among Russian and foreign travelers.

 

MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE KARELIA REPUBLIC

Ministry of economic development of the Karelia republic entirely supports project of the party United Russia for realization of colossal potential of Russia in the sphere of sea and river tourism. I think that holding of the conference is a well-timed and urgent step on the way of consolidation of work of authority, business and community in the development of home sea culture, shipbuilding, navigation and water kinds of tourism, forming of highly developed coastal infrastructure of water tourism in the Russian Federation. Problems of the conference are especially urgent for regions of North-West federal district, developed lake and river system of which is united with hydraulic work into a common system of inland water ways and has a direct link with main sea transport routes through it.

 

N.L. VINOGRADOV

FIRST DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE VOLOGDA REGION

Thank you for invitation to take part in the international conference Sea Tourism.

Government of the Vologda region pays special attention to the problems of development of tourism, including water tourism. On the territory of the region the most demanded cruises are river ones on the Volga-Baltic canal and North-Dvina system. Each year four berths for ships in Cherepovets, Vytegra, Goritsy, Irma receive more than 900 tourist ships.

In May 2009 the first order of Federal research-rescue centre Vytegra of Ministry of emergency of Russia, which will contribute to development of yacht tourism, was commissioned in Vytegra.

On April 17, 2009 in Vologda there was a meeting of the committee of tourism of Association of economic cooperation north-west, participants of which noted that current problems in organizing of cruise voyages must be solved on the federal level.

Issues which will be discussed at the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia are urgent for development of river voyages.

 

ALEXANDER YEVGENIEVICH CHEPIK

ACTING AS FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF GOVERNMENT OF THE BURYAT REPUBLIC

On behalf of government of the Buryat republic I thank you for the invitation to take part in the first international conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism.

For the Buryat republic, which has a little experience of development of cruise navigation in the Baikal, as well as organizing of sailing regattas to the Northern Baikal, issues suggested for discussion at the conference, including issues of forming of infrastructure and working out of measures aimed at popularization of inland sea and river tourism, are urgent and interesting.

 

A.L. NOSKOV

DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE ROSTOV REGION

Thank you for the invitation to the international conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea Tourism, which will take place in St.Petersburg from July 10 to July 11 of 2009.

I suppose that the conference held on such a high level will help to work out a strategy of development of modern branch of global and river tourism. The considered problem is urgent, well-timed and strategically important for our region. Transformation of sea and river transport system into a profitable branch which will meet international standards, will help to make the most efficient use of water resources and form a necessary infrastructure.

In order to create favourable conditions for further stable development of tourism, a Regional task programme Development of tourism in the Rostov region for 2008-2010 was adopted and is valid at the moment. In this programme, development of foreign and inland tourism, including water tourism, is defined as one of the priority kinds of economic activity.

Information about holding of the conference is placed on the official site of Administration of the Rostov region and on the site of administration of development of tourism of Ministry of economy of the region Don Tourism. Invitation to take part in the conference has been directed to heads of big shipping, tourist and shipbuilding companies.

 

PAVEL LEONIDOVICH IPATOV

GOVERNOR OF THE SARATOV REGION

Thank you for the invitation to take part in the conference St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia. Sea tourism. Project of the party United Russia aimed at creating economic conditions for development of home water tourism has undoubtedly the most favourable prospects.

Russia is more and more confidently declaring itself to be a strong world economic power. For its further forward movement, development of modern ports is becoming extremely urgent. Thereupon the modern role of Petersburg as the biggest home sea junction cannot be overestimated. For a long time it has been not only the Baltic entrance to Europe but also the front access door to Russia where the way into the country by its water routes start, including those by Volga.

Saratov is a Volga city judging not only by geographical notions but also because considerable part of regional economy in our city and region, including development of inland tourism and creation of new recreation areas, is guided by the main water artery of the country.

I am sure that project St.Petersburg the Sea Capital of Russia will not only contribute to growth of economy of the city on the Neva but will also become a basis of revival of home water transport in general and offer it new brilliant challenges.

As governor of the Saratov region, I express readiness to encourage exchange of experience in the sphere of development of water tourism, building of a constructive dialogue between power and business in the matter of attracting of investments in development of sea and river transport infrastructure of Russia and the region in every possible way.

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