K. Ushinskiy Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University (Yaroslavl, Russia);
PhD in Geography, Associate Professor; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
INVESTMENT AND INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGIONS OF CENTRAL FEDERAL DISTRICT
Article is devoted to the analysis of the experience of creation and the implementation of major investment, cluster and interregional projects in the field of tourism in the Central Federal district. This analysis has been carried out on the basis of developed by the author in 2012 the Report to the meeting of Council at the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal district «About the state of the tourism industry in the regions of Central Federal district» and on the contemporary sources. The availability and the key parameters of large-scale investment projects in the tourism sector in the regions of the Central Federal District are considered. The conclusion about high economic potential of the tourist industry and significant investor interest in this segment of the economy is drawn.
Part of the developed in 2012 major investment projects have been included in the new edition of the federal target program, and part of them are pass hearing in the Coordinating Council of the federal target program. Due to the opportunities and experience of participation in the federal program the quantity and quality of developed investment projects and cluster regional projects have increased significantly in recent years. It is noted that creation of tourism clusters in CFD will promote to saving of historical and culture objects, developing of new tourist routs, revealing of Russian traditions, as well as support and development of Russian Orthodox culture, forming favorable environment for the growth of small and medium-sized businesses, offering a wide range of tourist products, both in composition and price. The projects of interregional cooperation and the experience of creating interregional tourist routes and products in the Central Federal District are another important aspect of stimulation the of tourism development.
Keywords: regions of the Central Federal District, tourism development, investment projects, cluster and inter-regional projects, Federal target program, tourism routes, tourism products.