Russian-Japanese conference on tourism, devoted to the opening of the Russian National Tourist Office of Japan, took place on February 15 at the President Hotel (Moscow). The event was held with the participation of Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism)Oleg Safonov and Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan Hiroshi Tabata.
"I am sure that the simplification of the visa regime with Japan, as well as hosting the cross-Year 2018 on Tourism (Russia - Japan and Japan - Russia) will positively affect the volume of mutual tourist traffic." (Oleg Safonov, Rostourism)
Leonid Gelibterman took part in the business part of the conference as a speaker, presented to the audience his report on "Gastronomy tourism as an area of cooperation in tourism."
At the conference there were discussed issues of cooperation in the sphere of tourism, trends development and its prospects.
Russian-Japanese conference concluded with the signing of the Programme of joint actions between the Federal Agency for Tourism and the Japan Tourism Agency in the years of 2017-2019, in which the reference point is determined to achieve by 2019 a mutual tourist flow in the amount of 250 thousand trips.