According to the Minister of Investment Development and Entrepreneurship of Yakutia Anton Safronov, the Ministry will be more specific about the development of tourism, in particular, in the territory of Oymyakon.
The state plans to allocate funds for the development of Arctic tourism in the framework of the federal target program "Development of inbound and outbound tourism in the Russian Federation for 2019-2025." A promising tourist destination "Russian Arctic" will unite the potential of Yakutia, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk regions, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, and Krasnoyarsk Krai.
The analytical agency TourStat identified the most popular natural objects among tourists - national parks and reserves of Russia - which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The ‘Lena Pillars’ Nature Park takes 5th place in this rating.
Chairman of the Government of the Republic Evgeny Chekin outlined the main guidelines for the industry development in the region at the meeting of the Coordinating Council for Tourism. According to him, the main task should be to increase the number of foreign tourists and guests from other regions of Russia who want to visit Yakutia.
The simplified visa regime is aimed at strengthening business ties and tourism. As of August 10, 2017, for two days, 166 people received an electronic visa, commented Pavel Volkov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister for Development of Russian Far East.