The “More than a Journey” project, which started last September, continues its run this year. The program, developed by Rosmolodezh and Rostourism within the framework of the national project “Tourism and Hospitality Industry”, appealed to active young people who are ready to discover new places in Russia and receive not only impressions, but also knowledge.
Two billion rubles will be allocated annually for the implementation of the program. And this year, 50 thousand people will be able to take part in it.
The project already includes 370 unique tourist routes that cover 79 regions of Russia. “The main criterion for their selection,” Ksenia Razuvaeva, head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, told RG, “was that the participants should not only see something new in the region, but also successfully prove themselves – reveal their talents, expand knowledge and learn new competencies.Each trip consists of two parts: an educational and tourist block (it includes excursions to iconic places with young guides and architects, lectures from leading speakers of the Russian society “Knowledge” and other partners) and a useful program (social, volunteer , environmental shares)”.
The head of Rosmolodezh also spoke about the new routes: “We plan to strengthen the direction related to career guidance and self-determination of participants, in particular, schoolchildren and students. Popular science topics will also be developed and environmental tours will be expanded. all regions.”
The participants of the program will visit the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, where they will get acquainted with the enterprises of the oil and gas industry. The children will see the magnificent nature and originality of Buryatia. In Kuzbass they will visit unique excursions to modern industrial enterprises. Ecological expeditions to protected areas are also waiting for tourists.
“We are planning interesting programs in Chechnya and Dagestan,” said Ksenia Razuvaeva. “For example, a very interesting Culinary Express tour will be held in the North Caucasus Federal District. And in the Southern Federal District, one of the most promising tourist routes for development is the Krasnodar Territory, Republic of Adygea and Rostov Region”.
So far, only winners of competitions of the platform “Russia – a country of opportunities” and the All-Russian society “Knowledge” can use the free ticket under the program.
“But now we are working to increase the number of trip participants and the content of the program,” said the head of Rosmolodezh. “We have planned a collaboration with universities together with the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. We are forming a community of guides and developing a new project within the program – “More than work”. It will allow everyone to combine travel across Russia with internships at enterprises.”
Among the tours of the program “More than a trip” there is a trip to Lake Baikal. Tourists will visit the Taltsy architectural and ethnographic museum and the village of Listvyanka, which is called the “gates of Baikal”. Admire the wooden sculptures in Lukomorye Park.
In Karachay-Cherkessia, they will climb on a pendulum cable car through a clearing of training slopes to a height of 3012 meters – the peak of Mussa-Achitara. And in Veliky Novgorod, the guys not only went on excursions, but also discussed the development of tourism in the region with specialists from the tourism committee of the city administration. And they offered their projects.
A unique tour has been developed to Sakhalin Island: visiting boiling lakes, swimming in thermal springs and much more. A useful tour program is dedicated to ecology.
Four categories of trips are available to participants: a weekend tour, a trip from 3 to 5 days in the region, from 6 to 10 days within the federal district and a tour from 7 to 14 days throughout Russia. You can learn more about the “More than a Journey” program on its official website. website.
Read in full in the next issue of Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
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