According to the results of 2017, Tatarstan was included in the top 10 most popular tourist Russian regions. This is evidenced by the data of the analytical agency "TurStat."
According to the agency, last year, Tatarstan was visited by 3.1 million tourists, which shows an increase of 7% compared to 2016.
This year is the third year of the Strategy-2030 of Tatarstan, which we all developed together. According to the Act on the Approval of the Strategy ( No. 40-ZRT as of June 17th, 2015), it is amended once every 3 years, when necessary.
In accordance with the instruction of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov, the work is underway to amend the Strategy-2030. First of all, it must comply with the Development Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2035, as well as take into account the emerging technologies of the developing digital economy.
The III Regional Tourist Forum was opened in Kazan, which was organized by the Intourist tour operator with the assistance of the Federal Agency for Tourism and the State Committee for Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan. The opening was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Committee Artur Abdrashitov.
The meeting of the Community Council of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on Tourism, which was held on February 8th, 2018, considered the results of the implementation of the anti-corruption program of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on Tourism for 2015-2020 in 2017. Reporting information concerning the implementation of the Program once in six months was heard at the meetings of the Commission with the participation of the Chairman of the State Committee for fight against corruption, which were conducted in video recording mode, is posted on the official website of the State Committee in the section "Fight Against Corruption."
On February 8th, the State Committee held a working conference to discuss the state regulation of prices for hotel services in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation as of February 10th, 2016 No. 89. With the participation of representatives of Rospotrebnadzor (Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing) and the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Tatarstan, the conference members discussed the legal aspects of monitoring and control over the compliance with hotel prices during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Particular attention was paid to the inflated prices (compared to the low season) for apartments and suites of rooms. The conference participants decided to carefully monitor the activities of the accommodation facilities of natural persons and self-employed entrepreneurs leasing apartments on the part of law enforcement agencies, including tax agencies and police.
Yesterday, the Hotel Shopping and Entertainment Center "Korston-Kazan" finished holding the two-day conference "Security in Accommodation Facilities: Everything Is Clear, But There Are Many Questions," which was organized by the Association of Hotels in Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan together with the Information and Exhibition Project "HOTEL EXPO." Managers and owners of hotels, hostels, health resorts, restaurants, sanitation physicians, professors of profession-oriented specialties, heads of security services, reception and accommodation of hotels, as well as nutrition managers (F&B) from Kazan, Moscow, Ulyanovsk, and other Russian cities came to discuss with subject matter experts and government officials important and controversial issues concerning security in accommodation facilities during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
On Boris Pasternak's birthday, on February 10th, the Chistopol State Historical, Architectural and Literature Preserve Museum starts again the Republican annual museum contest game "The Goal of Creativity is Self-Sacrifice."
For the ninth consecutive year, Boris Pasternak's fans come from the whole country to his Memorial Museum to pay the tribute to the memory of the great writer and take part in the competition for the best presentation of his works.
435 participants and their mentors from 35 schools from Almetyevsk, Aksubayev, Alekseevsk, Kazan, Laishev, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnekamsk, and Chistopol will strive for victory this year.
The State Historical and Architectural and Art Preserve Museum "Island City Sviyazhsk" and the Association "Lazy Torzhok" invite uou and your near and dear ones to take part in the celebration of the "Sviyazhskaya Maslenitsa" / "Sviyazhsk Maslenitsa Festival," which will be held on February 17th and 18th, 2018 (admission is free).
On February 6th and 7th, the Association of Hotels in Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan together with the Information and Exhibition Project "HOTEL EXPO" will hold a conference "Security in Accommodation Facilities: Everything is clear, but there are many questions" in the Hotel Shopping and Entertainment Center "Korston-Kazan." The event will be held under the auspices of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on Tourism. Co-organizers – PIR Expo and the Tourism Development Center of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The conference is dedicated to the work of the hotel industry during the World Cup in 2018. Subject matter experts, representatives of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on Tourism, the organizing committee "Russia-2018," the Security Council of Tatarstan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, and the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) will tell you how to get ready for the reception of guests this summer, ensure protection against terroristic threats and properly perform the evacuation of hotel guests, what distinguishes HACCP and SanPIN and which one of them is more important.
From February 4th to February 7th, the Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on Tourism Sergey Ivanov is taking a working trip to Iran. Under the auspices of the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kazan and the Organization of Cultural Heritage, Crafts and Tourism of the province of Khorasan Razavi in Mashhad, a presentation of the tourist opportunities of the Republic of Tatarstan is organized for local tour operators, and negotiations are underway to launch new programs for the province inhabitants.