On October 23, a meeting of Interagency Coordination Council for Tourism Development under the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region took place. Among participants of the event was Director of South Ural State University’s Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service, Vadim Erlikh.
The meeting, where the topic of Development of Children’s Tourism in the Chelyabinsk Region was discussed, featured the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region, Boris Dubrovsky, the Minister of Education and Science of the Chelyabinsk region, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, the Minister of Information Technology and Communication of the Chelyabinsk region, and many other.
Agenda included the following topics for discussion:
- Prioritised tasks of children’s tourism development in the Chelyabinsk region;
- Children’s tourism development in the system of education;
- Provision of tourists’ safety when passing touristic and sport-touristic routes;
- Improvement of the road sections that lead to the beginning of touristic routes/path to be passed by groups of children.
There are 182 educational institutions with programmes of tourism and regional studies operating in the South Ural; more than 16 thousand people are studying them. The region is the leader of the Russian Federation in the number of hikes completed by registered school touristic groups.
Upon results of the meeting, Boris Dubrovsky instructed to create an interagency working group for children’s tourism development till the end of the year. There is an assignment to elaborate the issue on reconstitution of a network of institutions in the sphere of children’s tourism.