Presidential aide Igor Levitin said that in order to develop tourism in the Arctic, it is necessary to improve the transport infrastructure in the region, in particular, to create many runways for small planes and helicopters.
“People’s interest in traveling to these territories is very important. But for this the investor must create a transport infrastructure. This is the tidying up of our port infrastructure. There are problems here that need to be addressed by the federal center, the region and, of course, the local authorities. And, of course, airports. The specificity is that many small runways are needed for small planes and helicopters, ”said Mr. Levitin at a meeting on the development of physical education, sports and tourism in the Arctic regions (quoted by TASS).
On May 23, the Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Alexei Chekunkov, announced that he would seek to increase the annual tourist flow to the reporting regions to 15 million people by 2030. Prior to that, President Vladimir Putin called for organizing tourist infrastructure in the Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka.
For more details on the restoration of tourism in Russia, see the article by Kommersant, “Crisis Recruitment of Travelers.”