On 10th of August in Sergiev Posad in the Moscow region a major event in 2017 took place — the touristic forum «New start of the Golden ring of Russia», which was attended by about 300 people from 12 regions of the Central Federal district of Russia.
The forum became an authoritative scientific platform where representatives of government, tour operators, scientists, figures of culture and arts expressed their proposals for the development of cultural tourism in the Moscow region, preservation and promotion of the historical and cultural heritage of the region, expansion of the Museum and exhibition business and the folk crafts in the Moscow region. Important topics of discussion were the formation of the image of the Moscow region as an attractive tourist destination, enhancement of the economic efficiency of the tourism product and increase the employment by creating additional jobs in the tourism sector.
The President of ICWAG Leonid Gelibterman presented to the participants of the meeting a report on gastronomy tourism as a new format for the development of the tourist segment in the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia and in the whole world practice.
The dynamic conference programme of the forum ended with a spectacular culmination — a musical programme near the ancient walls of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. In frames of the Governor's project «Russian Opera near the walls of the Monastery» the author's version of Yuri Bashmet of the P. Tchaikovsky's Opera «Eugene Onegin» sounded.