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International airport Changi will facilitate the tourism development in Primorye

Representatives of the company and the Administration of the Primorsky Territory discussed prospects of cooperation.

Singapore International airport "Changi" - the main aviation hub in Asia, the complex been repeatedly recognized as the best airport in the world. "Changi" makes a significant contribution to the economy of Singapore and is a major employer.

The international company has long been interested in Primorye and Vladivostok airport as a whole. Director of the Department of Transport Development of the international airport "Changi" Teo Chin Leon was interested in the dynamics and structure of passenger traffic and the development of the tourism industry of the region.

Director of the Tourism Department Konstantin Shestakov noted that Primorye shows steady tendency to increase the income and domestic tourism flows.

"The increase in inbound and outbound tourism amounted to 18.5 percent, the number of repeat visits to the region has risen by at least 20 percent. In addition, a decrease in seasonal factors and an increase in average length of stay of tourists in the region "- the Head of the Department noted.

According to Konstantin Shestakov, a clear illustration of this trend is two-fold increase of inbound tourist flow of Chinese citizens to the Territory and reduce outbound flow of Russian citizens to the territory of China in the same volume. This is the result of implementation of the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of China on visa-free group tourist trips.

According to the Director of the Department of International Cooperation Alexey Starichkov the implementation in Primorye of the Law on free port Vladivostok opens new perspectives for the tourism development in the region.

"I want to note that a foreign citizen, who will receive an 8-day visa, arriving Free Port, be able to leave the country in any place. This opens up new opportunities for touristic companies” - Alexey Starichkov stressed.

Officers of the Administration told about the plans for the development of the tourism sector, informed about the large-scale projects implementing today in Primorye.

"The implementation of large-scale projects, such as the opening of the Integrated Entertaining Resort Zone" Primorye ", the construction of new infrastructure and ongoing work on tourism product improvement, introduction at the beginning of next year a simplified visa regime will certainly help to increase a touristic flow to the region" - Alexey Starichkov noted.

In addition, the parties discussed possible joint cooperation in the field of tourism development in the Primorsky Territory.

Konstantin Shestakov noted that touristic product of Primorye is presented in many international markets, but the credibility of such a major international player, as "Changi", will help to attract large international touristic companies to Primorye.

Source: Administration of Primorsky Krai of Deсember 14, 2015

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