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Sustainable Tourism: Global Challenges and Discovering Russia (2019)


The 2nd International Conference “Sustainable Tourism: Global Challenges and Discovering Russia” will take place at the Rosa Khutor mountain resort on October 16-19, 2019.

The first conference, held in the fall of 2018, sparked a great deal of interest and drew the attention of the professional community worldwide, including managers of special protected natural areas, researchers, state authorities, business leaders, and environmentalists. For the first time, issues pertaining to the development of sustainable tourism were the subject of a high-level discussion with the participation of the world’s leading experts. In fact, the conference became the first platform for quality interaction and exchange between foreign and Russian experts passionate about the topic who understand sustainable tourism’s enormous potential and the need to make recreational use of Russia’s natural resources more structured and organized.

The second conference will focus on specific ways to grow sustainable tourism in different climates. Russia is a very large country, and every part of it is unique, which must inevitably be taken into account when launching tourism projects. Organizers have created five booths to represent various climate zones of Russia – the Arctic, the North, the Temperate Zone, South and East — where Russian and foreign participants will be able to discuss issues, and share best practices and insights.

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Resolution of the First International Conference


  • What is the status of tourism and sustainable tourism in Russia?
  • Will sessions have livestreaming and recorded video?
  • Is there a directory of participants?
  • What are the dates and venues of upcoming ecotourism events in Russia?
  • What would locals like visitors to know about Russia?

Sustainable Tourism: Global Challenges and Discovering Russia conference will be held at Rosa Khutor, an all-season mountain resort, located within the Sochi National Park, a mere 40 minute ride from Adler international airport. The Resort was built from scratch for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on the slopes of the Aibga ridge. During the Olympic Games, Rosa Khutor’s slopes hosted competitions for 30 sets of medals in 15 mountain sports.


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