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Published: 3 November 2022
Journal: Auc Geographica
Auc Geographica pp 120-128; https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2022.10

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This article analyzes the recreational activity in the Arctic region of Northern Eurasia and the influence of geographical and eco¬nomic factors on its recreational potential. The SWOT analysis showed that the Arctic tourist region has a number of strengths and opportunities for further development. However, to realize these opportunities, it is necessary to reduce the negative impact of weaknesses and neutralize the existing threats to tourism in the region. At the same time, it is necessary to consider the political, economic, social and technological factors that were identified as a result of the PEST analysis. Processes related to the melting of permafrost due to climate changes represent a special threat, which is significantly constraining the future development of tourism in the region. The major problem of the Arctic region is the low level of development of recreational infrastructure, which results in the high cost of touristic tours. The article suggests two strategies for the future development of tourism in the Arctic region. The first is based on premium tourism, offering unique services that are not offered anywhere else. The second one is an active development of budget-priced tourism focusing mainly on the Russian market in the Russian Arctic and the European market in Northern Scandinavia and Svalbard.
R. Kh. Bu
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Chinese tourism to Russia showed an overall positive trend right up to the introduction of significant international travel restrictions in 2020. In addition to the regions traditionally popular among Chinese travelers, in recent years such centers have begun to stand out, in which the growth rate of the PRC’s tourist presence in percentage terms is significantly ahead of the all-Russian level. One of these regions is the Murmansk region. Given the fact that China has enough resources and leverage to use international tourism as a tool to achieve foreign policy goals, a substantive consideration of the success of the Murmansk region as a center of attraction for Chinese tourism in the Russian Federation is a prerequisite for understanding the nature of the phenomenon.
R. Kh. Bu
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After the PRC President Xi Jinping put forward a proposal for the implementation of the Belt and Road initiative in 2013, this initiative of the PRC faced a phenomenon that has been called “soft power of resistance” in Chinese science. The PRC leadership, as a way to overcome this challenge, sees the need for humanitarian rapprochement with the participating countries of the initiative, one of the manifestations of which is Chinese outbound tourism. In Eurasia, the one of the most rapid development of Chinese tourism in recent years has been in Russia, which allows us to consider this phenomenon as an attempt from the PRC to cultural rapprochement with the Russian Federation through increasing tourist flows.
Published: 22 June 2021
by MDPI
Journal: Sustainability
Sustainability, Volume 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137016

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With the development of the transportation network, vessels are increasingly used in the tourism business. The international cruise business requires huge investments and a clear international and domestic legal framework. Russia has unique opportunities to develop cruise tourism as a country with the world’s longest total length of coastal line (37.7 thousand kilometres). Russia intends to develop and support cruise tourism in the Arctic and increase the tourist flow to the Arctic to a certain level in order to promote socio-economic development in the region. At the same time, a rapidly evolving tourism in the Arctic brings new challenges related to the preservation of environmental safety and protection of national interests and requires comprehensive legal cover and regulation at the national level. This article deals with Russian Federation’s laws regulating sea/river cruise shipping involving an international element. It scrutinises state rules and policies on navigation in the Russian Arctic waters and relevant International Treaties of the Russian Federation, highlights the peculiarity of the cruise shipping contract in terms of Russian laws regulating the relationship arising from it, and finally, analyses the effects of Russian legislation in the field of Arctic tourism to its development. The authors attempted to summarise experts’ views on relevant Russian legislation’ shortcomings and put forward possible solutions.
Arthur Kuchumov, Elena Pecheritsa, Alexandra Chaikovskaya, Irina Zhilyaeva
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 678; https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/678/1/012042

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The article examines some issues of sustainable development of Arctic tourism in the Russian Federation. The authors make an attempt to formulate the concept of “Arctic tourism”. They analyze existing regulatory framework for the development of Arctic tourism, consider categories and types of Arctic travel on current examples, and identify problems of sustainable Arctic tourism development. The conclusion is that development of mass tourism is not mandatory, as tourism in this region should be developed purely as an exclusive one, because it is necessary to regulate visits to protected natural areas, since otherwise there arise risks of losing the pristine nature of the Arctic.
A Vorotnikov, ,
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 317; https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/317/1/012015

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The promotion of ecologically safe types of tourist activity in the Russian Arctic is a promising area. However, for this sector to develop, it will be necessary to use international experience and create systems of state support on the principles of public-private partnership. This paper aimed to present the need for public-private partnership as an essential tool for developing the tourism and recreational sector for sustainable development in the Russian Arctic. Only through the joint efforts of the state and business will it be possible to preserve wealth and ensure sustainable development of the region. Tourism could allow both full uses of such a powerful economic resource as the environment of the Arctic and preserve its fragile nature. At present, tourism in the Russian Arctic is developing poorly. But climate change leads to the development of Arctic tourism, which must be sustainable in order not to harm the fragile nature of this harsh region.
Anna Ivolga, Alexander Trukhachev, Yulia Elfimova
Published: 1 January 2019
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The attractiveness of the Arctic as a tourist destination has been growing. The growth is determined by a number of competitive advantages of the region in the eyes of foreign tourists. Along with higher income to those countries involved, mass tourism brings serious challenges in remote Arctic areas: increasing pollution through tourist traffic, risk of environmental damage because of accidents with cruise ships. One of the possible solutions to the coexistence between the exploration of Arctic tourist destinations and sustainable development is an innovation-driven growth. In the sensitive Arctic areas, traditional approaches to the development of tourism business are not applicable. Innovation approach represents a new concept of how tourism can at the same time bring economic benefits to remote and peripheral Arctic areas and ensure sustainable development of a fragile environment. The goal of this chapter is to define the categories of innovations applicable in Arctic tourism, including process, marketing, institutional, management, product, and service innovations.
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