“To the traditional types of tourism – beach and visits to attractions will be added a relatively new but very prospective for Russia the way of leisure – agricultural tourism”, – stated in the message received by the editorial office of “RG”.
in the Summer the Russians make more than 15 million tourist trips abroad. However, this year because of the pandemic coronavirus bans, the number of traveling abroad can be reduced by 75%. “This change has the potential to increase the flow of domestic tourism to 10 million trips,” say analysts at Rosselkhozbank.
In the Russian villages, there are 562 thousand places for accommodation. This year will also be more conveniently located hotels due to the reduction of flow of foreign tourists. Besides the hotel and so are usually not filled more than 80%. As a result, additional Seating will be provided at least 1.5 million people, noted in Rosselkhozbank.
In Europe, according to the Association of rural tourism (Eurogites), the industry involved about 100 thousand farms. The industry directly and indirectly supports nearly 1 million jobs, and generated about 150 billion euros of revenue. Agritourism brings about 35% of the total income of farmers cite the example dimension. According to the Ministry of agriculture of the United States, more than 20 million American farms also use tourism for additional income, averaging more than 10 thousand dollars a year.
“In Russia, the objects of rural tourism can be up to several thousand farms. However, the phenomenon of rural tourism our infancy. Farmers are beginning to get acquainted with it, it acts as an additional source of income. This situation will push the inner agritourism those who would fly, for example, in Turkey, those who love to discover new cuisine” – leads the press service quoted head of the Center for industry expertise Rosselkhozbank Andrew Dalnova.
to create conditions for the development of agro-tourism in Russia, development Center of financial technologies Rosselkhozbank creates an online platform for farmers where they can share experience rural experience to offer clients tours, tastings and participating in handicraft workshops. The service is intended for residents of Russia and foreign guests, said the Russian agricultural Bank.