Ilsur Metshin: “The growing tourist flow is the result of joint efforts and consistent work"
From January to August 2019, 2.8 million tourists visited Kazan, which is
8% more than last year. Traditionally, the capital of Tatarstan enters the tops
of the most popular Russian cities for leisure and gains the popularity among the
foreign tourists. Such results have been achieved due to the Republican
programs for improvements, which increase the appeal of the city, said Ilsur
Metshin today at the Business Monday.
The Kazan Kremlin was visited by 10% more tourists than last year
The director of the Committee for tourism development Daria Sannikova told
about the results of the spring-summer tourist season. According to her, the
average occupancy of 2-3 stars hotels for 8 months was 56% and 67% in the 4-5
Kazan international airport from January to August 2019 carried about 2.5
million passengers, which is 8% more compared to the same period last year.
"Since the beginning of the year, new flights to Astrakhan and Kaluga have
been introduced, and from October new flights to Yakutia, the Dominican
Republic, Budapest and Harbin will be launched," said D.Sannikova.
For 8 months, 142 thousand 187 foreign citizens from 169 countries visited
Kazan. Most foreign tourists came from China, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Germany and
Kazan was in the top 3 and top
5 popular Russian cities for visits on weekends and holidays (according to the
analytical Agency TourStat and Russian booking service Tvil.ru). Also, the
capital of Tatarstan is among the five most popular cities of Russia for vacation
on winter holidays.
The most visited tourist sight
is traditionally the Kazan Kremlin.
"The tourist flow
continues to cheer us up, the city keeps people’s interest, - commented the mayor
of Kazan Ilsur Metshin. "This is the result of joint efforts and consistent
The large-scale work on improvements
is carried out in Kazan, it has a huge impact on the attractiveness of the city
for tourists, the mayor added. "Thanks to the President of Tatarstan
Rustam Minnikhanov, who personally controls it. Such a consistent work led by
the President, yields some dividends, " the head of the city said.
must study the best practices of the cities"
The events that
are organized jointly with the State Committee on tourism is important for the
development of a tourist brand of the city, said Daria Sannikova. Among them -
the Easter fair, a Night bike-fest, the wind orchestra "Fanfare
Kazan" and gastro-festival "Delicious Kazan".
event of this year was the WorldSkills championship, which was held in Kazan
from August 22 to 27.
Residents of the
city have an important role in the development of the tourist attractiveness I.Metshin
noted. "The work of all bodies, including the State Committee of the
Republic of Tatarstan on tourism, the Association of restaurateurs and
hoteliers, our universities, which train specialists, is of great importance.
And, of course, concerned citizens, bloggers, influencers who comment about
Kazan –they all make a contribution, - I.Metshin said. - We must continue in
the same way, we need a creative and accurate work. We are waiting for the new