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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Challenges and opportunities for development of the tourist and recreational sphere of the region in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Vol. 20, Iss. 4, APRIL 2022

Received: 16 December 2021

Received in revised form: 10 February 2022

Accepted: 4 March 2022

Available online: 15 April 2022


JEL Classification: L83, L88, P25

Pages: 775–796


Zhanna A. ZAKHAROVA Vladimir Branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Vladimir, Russian Federation


Maksim V. SURAEV Vladimir Branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Vladimir, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. This article discusses the State policy in tourism.
Objectives. Based on statistical information, the article aims to identify the main trends in the development of the tourist and recreational sphere of the central regions of Russia (Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Kostroma, and Ryazan Oblasts) in the context of changing environmental factors.
Methods. For the study, we used the general scientific methods of research.
Results. The article identifies the problems affecting the development of tourism in the mentioned regions, and highlights prospective lines of development of the recreational sphere, which most fully take into account changes in environmental factors.
Conclusions. In the central regions of Russia, it is necessary to reorient the development of the recreational sphere to domestic tourism, including autotourism, ecotourism, rehabilitation and religious kinds.

Keywords: tourism and recreation sphere, COVID-19 pandemic, digitalization


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