The state Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on tourism is the Executive body of the state power of the Republic of Tatarstan of inter-sectoral competence, carrying out functions on public administration in the sphere of tourism and on inter-sectoral interaction, coordination of actions with the ministries and departments of the Republic of Tatarstan for the development of the tourism industry and hospitality.
The number of tourists in the Republic of Tatarstan shows the annual growth in average 9%. At the end of 2018 the Republic of Tatarstan was visited by more than 3.4 million tourists from Russia and other countries, while it was 2.2 million people in 2013.
Special attention is paid to the development of tourist centers of the Republic of Tatarstan – Kazan, the Great Bolgar, the island-town of Sviiazhsk, Elabuga, Chistopol, Tetiush. Tourist flow in 2018 to the main tourist centers of the Republic in comparison with 2013 increased by 2.4 times.
Kazan Kremlin. In 2013 1 215 059 people visited it, in 2018 it was visited by 2.5 times more tourists - 2 928 900.
Over the past five years the Great Bolgar and the island-town of Sviiazhsk have become real centers of the world tourism.
Great Bolgar in 2013 welcomed 92 872 thousand people, and in 2018 Bolgar was visited by 501 122 people, an increase constitutes almost 2.5 times.
The island-town of Sviiazhsk in 2013 was visited by 108 412 tourists, in 2018 by 510 855 tourists. Increase is almost by 3 times.
Following the meeting of the Council on personnel policy under the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, it was decided to place 15 civil servants on the Electronic Honor Board in 2019. The leading consultant of the Department of development and implementation of state programs of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on tourism Nailia Skvortsova was listed among the best.
As part of the work of Methodical Council of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on Tourism on assisting in personnel training in the tourism industry, the Association of hotels of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan hold meetings of teachers of educational institutions with representatives of the leading hotels of Kazan (on a separate schedule).
On February 13, teachers visited the Courtyard by Marriott Kazan Kremlin hotel, where a workshop "One day in the life of an international hotel chain. Successful adaptation of new employees" was held. Natalia Osipova, Director General of the Courtyard by Marriott Kazan Kremlin told about and showed the work of the hotel of international level, and the HR Manager of the hotel told how the admission of new employees to the team is held.
Such meetings will be held on a regular basis and on February 14 will be a visit to the Raymond hotel. The Hotel Manager will conduct a tour, tell about the work of the hotel and methods of attracting guests.
On February 12-15, 2019 the Republic of Tatarstan takes part in “Tehran International Tourism Expo” international tourism exhibition.
The Republic of Tatarstan is represented at the exhibition by “Visit Tatarstan” individual stand. During the work Sergei Ivanov, the Chairman of the State Committee on Tourism, holds talks with Iranian tour operators working on the Russian direction.
Particular attention is paid to the promotion of direct flights Tehran-Kazan (airline “ATA Airlines”) opened in September 2018.
“ATA Airlines” Iranian airline is a subsidiary of "Daric" investment group (Iran).
Direct flights are operated once a week on Thursdays, the cost of a round trip is from $ 200 (15,000 rubles), travel time – 3 hours 20 minutes.
“Tehran International Tourism Expo” international tourism exhibition in Tehran is considered to be one of the largest events in the country aimed at the development of the tourism industry, and is actively supported by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Every year the exhibition is attended by about 500 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, the event is attended by more than 200 thousand people.