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ST. PETERSBURG, June 26. /ITAR-TASS/. The situation in and around Ukraine has not affected the development of tourism in Russia, deputy head of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism), Dmitry Amunts, told an international sea tourism forum in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Thursday.
“We have more than 60 agreements with various countries on cooperation in the tourism sphere,” Amunts said. “It means that Russian guests are welcome abroad.”
Speaking about problems hindering further development of tourism, Amunts noted the necessity of raising the number of border crossing points, simplifying the coordination of vessel entries, developing seaport infrastructures and renovating passenger-carrying fleet.
As the main reasons for that Alimov named poor quality of tourism infrastructure, low security level, including high accident rates on roads, and inefficient state policy in tourism sphere.
Visa problems were not among priority tasks, he said, but more than ten draft agreements on visa-free travel were currently under development with foreign countries.