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Ministry of Economic Development is going to raise the share of tourism in GDP to 6%

Ministry of Economic Development is going to raise the share of tourism in GDP to 6%
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The Ministry of Economic Development announced the purpose of developing tourism in Russia for the next few years. Among the tasks is raising the share of the tourism sector in GDP from 3,5% to 6%, supporting promising infrastructure projects and attracting investment. About it сообщает Interfax, citing tourism supervising deputy minister Sergey Galkin.

The official also added that Russia needs to attract as many foreign tourists as possible, which will make it possible to enter the top UNNTO 10 destinations. To achieve the objectives, a new effective mechanism will be formed, which will expand the functionality of the federal target program. According to him, in the first place, the tourism sector will be provided with reduced tax rates and will form a special tax regime.

Deputy Minister stressed that tougher requirements for projects. “Roads should be built not for the sake of their appearance, but for tourists to use them. Projects must be brought to an effective investment level, ”added Sergey Galkin.