+7 495 989 9610, 9am6pm (GMT+3), Monday – Friday
ИД «Финансы и кредит»






National Interests: Priorities and Security

On the priority development areas in international tourism

Vol. 17, Iss. 9, SEPTEMBER 2021

Received: 21 June 2021

Received in revised form: 10 July 2021

Accepted: 26 July 2021

Available online: 15 September 2021


JEL Classification: F00, F29, L83, Q26

Pages: 1695–1712


Vladimir Yu. VOSKRESENSKII College of Integrated Technologies, Odintsovo, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. The article discusses the issues concerning the emergence of priority development areas in international tourism.
Objectives. I point out various types of priority development areas, evaluate their capabilities for tourism development.
Methods. The study is based on methods of analysis, synthesis, scientific abstraction, and SWOT analysis.
Results. The article describes in comparison of various types of priority development areas, spotlights their capabilities for tourism development. I propose a new type of priority development areas, such as a local recreation and health complex, and provide its description. Currently, inbound tourism grows more important, which almost surpasses economic expectations. As the confrontation between Russia and Western countries perseveres, inbound tourism serves as a crucial element of public diplomacy, or the so called soft power of Russia. Inbound tourism may definitely have a positive effect on the public sentiment in the Western countries and help mend international relations.
Conclusions and Relevance. It is still relevant and effective to create priority development areas, which can be used for the production and servicing sectors of the economy. The creation of priority development areas can give an additional impetus to tourism development. It is noteworthy that various types of priority development areas have their own strengths and weaknesses. It is important to maintain the optimization of inbound tourist flows, their more even dispersion across the area, and prevent excessive tourism in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as the Black Sea resorts.

Keywords: local production complex,


  1. Selent'eva T.N., Zaitsev A.A., Sergeev D.A. [Development of cluster policy in the Russian Federation taking into account foreign experience]. Fundamental'nye issledovaniya = Fundamental Research, 2020, no. 10, pp. 78–85. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  2. Dekhtyar' G.M., Kalmykov N.N., Popchenko E.L. et al. [On the results of the implementation of the federal target program, Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011–2018) in 2016]. Moskovskii ekonomicheskii zhurnal = Moscow Economic Journal, 2017, no. 3, pp. 98–112. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  3. Shil'chenko T.N. [The concept of cluster development of tourist industry in regions of Russia (review of materials on some regions of the Russian Federation and the Southern Federal District)]. Vestnik Taganrogskogo Instituta upravleniya i ekonomiki = Bulletin of Taganrog Institute of Management and Economics, 2019, no. 1, pp. 36–43. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  4. Gutenev M., Konyshev V., Sergunin A. [Norway’s Arctic vector: Continuity and Innovation]. Sovremennaya Evropa = Contemporary Europe, 2019, no. 4, pp. 108–118. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  5. D'yachenko A.V., Kosul'nikova T.L., Sizeneva L.A., Kazieva Z.M. [Metatheory of influence of tourist and recreational activities on natural parks]. Servis v Rossii i za rubezhom = Services in Russia and Abroad, 2019, no. 1, pp. 19–34. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  6. Vasilenko I.A., Mikhailova E.V. [European experience forming a socio-political concept of a smart city]. Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya = World Economy and International Relations, 2020, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 83–95. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  7. Golomidova E.S. [Transboundary touristic and recreational microregion Narvsky: Special features of formation and development perspectives]. Pskovskii regionologicheskii zhurnal = Pskov Journal of Regional Studies, 2018, no. 3, pp. 108–115. (In Russ.)
  8. Tishchenko A.N. [Inbound tourism as an element of the soft power of Russia]. Vestnik MGTA, 2019, no. 1-2, pp. 67–71. (In Russ.)

View all articles of issue


ISSN 2311-875X (Online)
ISSN 2073-2872 (Print)

Journal current issue

Vol. 17, Iss. 9
September 2021