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9:26 AM  November 8, 2021

Almost 5 thousand foreign tourists visited the Tomsk region in 2021

© РИА Томск. Таисия ВоронцоваAlmost 5 thousand foreign tourists visited the Tomsk region in 2021
© РИА Томск. Павел СтефанскийAlmost 5 thousand foreign tourists visited the Tomsk region in 2021

TOMSK, Nov 8 – RIA Tomsk. Almost five thousand foreign tourists entered the Tomsk region in the first half of 2021, which is twice as much as in the whole year 2020; most travelers come from Germany, Great Britain and Italy, a specialist of the regional economy department told RIA Tomsk in response to the respective enquiry.

According to the department, which also refers to information from the Migration Department of the Ministry of the Interior, 2,216 tourists from other countries visited the Tomsk region in 2020, accounting for 2% of the region's total tourist flow.

"In the first quarter of 2021, 1,260 foreigners entered the region, 3,718 – in the second quarter. The top 10 countries of tourist arrivals in the region include China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom", – says the report.

It is underlined that 70% of all tourist flow to the region are tourists from regions of the Siberian Federal District, also a significant number of guests arrive from Central Russian cities (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg). It is noted that the share of foreigners in the tourist flow now increases, the federal and regional authorities introduce measures to attract them.

In particular, it was reported earlier that the Governor of the Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin signed an agreement with the heads of Siberian regions concerning development of a joint tourism investment project. This project may get federal co-financing, it is needed to develop tourist infrastructure in Siberia and create comfortable conditions for travellers.

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