Development of the Tourism Industry in the North of Russia Based on the Environment Features

Alexander Alexandrovich Ignatiev


The environmental features in the northern regions of Russia present an interesting case for enhancing knowledge of tourism. The importance of tourism development for the northern region’s economy makes the study of the influences on the newfound goal of sustainable tourism development imperative. The study, which comprised of scientific researches into the problems of tourism in the northern regions of Russia, showed an extremely low exploration level for this particular topic. This paper investigates economic, environmental and historical factors as well as that of natural potential and how they influence sustainable tourism implementation in the North of Russia. An analysis of the tourism industry in the northern regions of Russia highlighted its lack of development and the absence of a specific development scenario for the tourism cluster. This paper describes the research progress into the impact that tourism has on the environment in the context of the northern regions of Russia through a review of the growing literature in this field. This paper proposes measures for promoting tourism in the North of Russia aimed at the growth of the regional economy and accounting for the ecological, social, cultural and historical factors of the environment. This paper proposes a theoretical framework and methodology for studying the development of tourism in the northern regions of Russia.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s4p387

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