Russia’s Tatarstan to create three tourism clusters by late 2020; Tass
The tourist flow to the republic is expected to grow by 50,000-100,000 annually.
KAZAN, November 27. /TASS/. The Volga Republic of Tatarstan will get three tourism clusters by the end of 2020 in order to increase tourist flow by 50,000-100,000 annually, the head of the regional tourism committee, Sergei Ivanov, told TASS on Monday.
“The Sviyazhsk cluster will be completed this year, the Bolgar cluster in 2018-2019 and the Verkhny Uslon cluster in 2019-2020,” Ivanov said.
The tourist flow to the ancient towns of Bolgar and Sviyazhsk is annually growing by 20-30%, he added.
In 2016, Tatarstan welcomed some 2.9 million tourists, a 7% growth as compared to 2015.
Sviyazhsk was founded in 1551 by Russian Czar Ivan the Terrible as a fortress some 30 kilometers to the West of Kazan, Tatarstan’s capital. In 2017, the local Assumption Cathedral and Monastery were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.