Makhachkala, January 21, 2016. In 2016, the number of tourists to Dagestan is expected to increase due to the agreement achieved between Dagestan Ministry of tourism and art handicrafts and Saint Petersburg Committee on Tourism Development, the ministry’s press-service reports.
The meeting, held within the framework of Dagestan delegation’s visit to the international Eurasian Event Forum, brought together Dagestan minister of tourism and art handicrafts Magomed Isayev, his deputy Muslimat Khalimbekova, the representative of the republic of Dagestan in Saint Petersburg Gasan Gasanov, the acting chairman of the Saint Petersburg Committee on Tourism Development Rimma Sachunova, the heads of travel companies and journalists.
Dagestan representatives demonstrated in details the tourism opportunities of the republic, the prospects for the development and investment projects in the tourism sector. In his speech, Magomed Isayev pointed out the recreational attractiveness of Dagestan i.e. the inexpensive and reasonable prices for tourists' food and accommodation, as well as the introduction of additional direct flight from St. Petersburg to Makhachkala in February 2016 accessible in the coming season.
During the meeting, lasted more than two and a half hours, the tour operators and journalists asked a number of questions related to the conditions of accommodation, tourist routes, the availability of recreation complexes, balneotherapeutic health resorts and much more.
In conclusion, the tour operators and journalists of St. Petersburg gladly accepted the invitation to take part in the promotional activities, to visit Dagestan, to get familirized with the tourist routes, health resorts and spas of the republic before the beginning of the next tourists’ season. Tour operators from St. Petersburg expressed intention to send groups of tourists to Dagestan in the coming season.
Recall that Dagestan delegation, headed by Dagestan minister of tourism and art handicrafts Magomed Isayev participate in the V Eurasian Event Forum (EFEA-2016) and the Forum «Event Live - 2016" held in the Congress Centre “PetroCongress” up to January 22.