The Government of the Murmansk region and the world’s largest tour operator – the company TUI signed a cooperation agreement aimed at promoting the region’s tourism products. The governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun and CEO of “TT-Travel” (trademark TUI) Taras Demura signed the document in the framework of the V Murmansk international business week
As the press service of the Governor and Government of the region Marina Kovtun noted the role of tourism in the economy of the country and the Murmansk region, and expressed hope that the agreement will contribute to a high quality tourism product in the region and noted as one of the most promising directions of the Governor development of Arctic sea tourism ..
Taras Demura reported that TUI is planning to organize a cruise flights to Murmansk for Russian tourists.
Interest in the development of the marine Arctic tourism federal and regional authorities, transport companies, tour operators, port management Murmansk demonstrated and thematic meeting of the platform “Made in the Arctic» V Murmansk international business week. Speaking at the Governor Marina Kovtun noted that the Arctic cruise tourism, undoubtedly belongs to a recognizable tourist brand of the Kola Peninsula – cruises start from the port of Murmansk to the North Pole, more than 17 years of cruise ships come here, from this year in the port of a simplified visa regime for foreign tourists arriving in Murmansk on ferries operating.
“However, the tourism industry still can and should develop. The Government of the Murmansk region in recent years has made many significant steps in the development of tourism, now including the Arctic regions, we are the first on the attractiveness and recognition. Today, people want to travel, to discover Russia and the Murmansk region should become a territory, meet all the requirements of the tour operators and tourists, “- said Marina Kovtun.
The participants discussed the possibility of the passenger area of the port of Murmansk for receiving cruise ships, cruise tourism on Svalbard