VLADIVOSTOK, October 16 (Itar-Tass) — A Russian-Chinese conference on training personnel for the tour industry has opened on the Russky Island in Vladivostok.
Taking part in the symposium that will last through to October 19 are the rectors /presidents/ of Russian and Chinese universities and colleges training the personnel in this sphere.
The participants will look at the problems of language training for business communications, the pressing economic issues in the tourist industry, and other activities that might help increase the reciprocal flows of tourists across the border.
One of the educational officials who spoke at the opening of the conference said a total of 234,000 Chinese tourists visited Russia last year while the number of the Russians who had made tourist trips to the other country stood at 1.5 million people.
All in all, the tourist flows between the two countries have grown 60% to date compared with 2010, industry experts said.