Cruise tourism in the Republic of Tatarstan

Автор: Khusnutdinova Svetlana R.

Журнал: Современные проблемы сервиса и туризма @spst

Рубрика: Региональные студии туризма

Статья в выпуске: 3 т.15, 2021 года.

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The article examines cruise tourism from the point of view of the possibility of ensuring the recreation and the tourism development in the urban environment and city agglomeration. The foreign experience in the organization of river cruises is briefly reviewed. The article demonstrates significant potential of the hydrographic network of Volga Federal District in general, as well as city agglomerations of the Republic of Tatarstan in particular. The period of the pandemic showed the demand among people for short trips along rivers and lakes within the city, city agglomeration and region. However, such voyages tend to be out of the question for water cruises. The article proposes and defines the term “mini cruise” to refer to travel less than 24 hours. The role of mini-cruises in local socio-economic life is shown. The Republic of Tatarstan has all the necessary factors to expand the range of river cruises, incl. minicruises: a wide range of natural factors, incl. an extensive hydrographic network; interesting coastal areas, different historical, cultural and modern objects and events, intangible heritage; a historically established shipbuilding industry that includes large industrial enterprises, small businesses and craft initiatives. Further study of the potential of mini-cruises and their inclusion in the orbit of cruise tourism will help to solve issues in meeting the recreational needs of people and in creating new tourism products, and, therefore, developing the local economy.


Cruise tourism, river cruises, city tourism, agglomeration tourism, city agglomeration

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IDR: 140290104   |   DOI: 10.24412/1995-0411-2021-3-97-108

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