Post-Quarantine Tourism: Reality and Opportunities

08/06/2020 17:21

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On June 5, at the initiative of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, represented by the Committee for Support of Women's Entrepreneurship of the Council for International Economic Activity in partnership with the media group “Capital-Info”, the Association for Language Education and International Cooperation and the Fund for Social and Economic Development of Regions FORAR, was held a meeting of the expert community on the topic “Tourism. Life in the Post-Quarantine Period”.

The discussion was attended by experts:

  • Alexander Preobrazhensky. In tourism business since 1995; founder and owner of the Travel Agency “Travel Store”. In Education: RANEPA, Institute of Industry Management, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Hospitality Management, Head of the “Management of Cultural Objects” Department.
  • Katya Zhekova, Tourism Attaché, Bulgarian Embassy
  • Tatiana Bozhko. Press Attaché of the National Tourism Agency of Italy (ENIT) in Russia
  • Marina Levchenko, CEO of “Tari Tour” Group of Companies, leading tour operator for inbound and domestic tourism
  • Tatyana Feichter-Moskalenko, founder and owner of an International Group of Companies providing services in the sphere of international education and tourism.
  • Elena Drobakh, co-Chair of the Council for International Economic Activity of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Head of the Committee for Women's Entrepreneurship Support of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, President of the National Fund for Socio-Economic Development of Regions FORAR, economic observer of RIA “Banks and Finance”.

The meeting was moderated by Marina Nesterenko, General Director of the “Capital-Info” Media Group, editor-in-chief of the “Russian Tourism Resources” magazine, member of the RGS Commission for Tourism Development, member of the Council of the RF CCI for financial, industrial and investment policy.

The participants of the meeting discussed measures that can ensure a safe tourism, options for partnership projects between players in the tourism industry in different countries. They considered options for domestic tourism in Italy, Bulgaria, Russia and the CIS countries, options for running projects in educational tourism in Europe. Of particular interest was the issue of developing VR tourism as an alternative to traditional tourism. The participants noted the relevance of medical tourism as a possibility of rehabilitation after diseases and self-isolation in different countries. At the end of the meeting, it was decided to meet in a month and discuss the development of the situation in tourism.