Chernyshenko: Only 20% of local residents visited the Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka

In Kamchatka, only 20% of local residents have visited the Valley of Geysers, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said. According to him, inaccessibility and high cost affect the flow of tourists.

“In Russia, half of our residents have never been to national parks. This is what we need to do and improve now. Here, in Kamchatka, we discussed with the governor – only 20% of residents have ever been, for example, to the Valley of Geysers or other places, primarily because of their inaccessibility and high cost, ”said Mr. Chernyshenko during his visit to Kamchatka (quote from TASS).

The Deputy Prime Minister believes that the tourist potential “can be multiplied” for the Valley of Geysers, Uzon volcano and Zhupanovo village. According to him, it is possible to increase the number of people simultaneously at these facilities by 10 times, “practically without changing the infrastructure.” “It is clear that it will need to be improved, optimized, but the main obstacle is, of course, the availability of these places,” the Deputy Prime Minister added. He said that in Russia only 2% of the total number of proposals for tourism are related to ecotourism.

Recall that Dmitry Chernyshenko went to the Far East on behalf of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. He must “deal with the development of the tourism potential of the Valley of Geysers and the Kamchatka Territory.” On May 19, President Vladimir Putin made an appeal to establish mass tourism in the Valley of Geysers.

On the restoration of inbound tourism in Russia – in the material “b” “Crisis recruitment of travelers.”