du.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Russian Arctic Ports: Problems with the development and management of tourist flows
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8134-5999
2012 (English)In: Опыт и перспективы развития туризма в крупных приморских городах [Текст] : сборник материалов II международной научно-практической конференции, 6 декабря 2011 года / М-во образования и науки Российской Федерации, Федеральное гос. бюджетное образовательное учреждение высш. проф. образования "Санкт-Петербургский гос. ун-т экономики и финансов, St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance , 2012Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The potential changes to the territory of the Russian Arctic open up unique possibilities for the development of tourism. More favourable transport opportunities along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) create opportunities for tourism development based on the utilisation of the extensive areas of sea shores and river basins. A major challenge for the Russian Arctic sea and river ports is their strong cargo transport orientation originated by natural resource extraction industries. A careful assessment of the prospects of current and future tourism development is presented here based on the development of regions located along the shores of the Arctic ocean (including Murmansk and Arkhangelsk oblast, Nenets Autonomous okrug (AO), Yamal-Nenets AO, Taymyr AO, Republic of Sakha, Chykotsky AO). An evaluation of the present development of tourism in maritime cities suggests that a considerable qualitative and quantitative increase of tourism activities organised by domestic tourism firms is made virtually impossible. There are several factors contributing to this. The previously established Soviet system of state support for the investments into the port facilities as well as the sea fleet were not effectively replaced by creation of new structures. The necessary investments for reconstruction could be contributed by the federal government but the priorities are not set towards the increased passenger transportation. Having in mind, increased environmental pressures in this highly sensitive area it is especially vital to establish a well-functioning monitoring and rescue system in the situation of ever increasing risks which come not only from the increased transports along the NSR, but also from the exploitation of the offshore oil and gas reserves in the Arctic seas. The capacity and knowledge established in Nordic countries (Norway, Finland) concerning cruise tourism should not be underestimated and the already functioning cooperation in Barents Region should expand towards this particular segment of the tourism industry. The current stage of economic development in Russia makes it clear that tourism development is not able to compete with the well-needed increase in the cargo transportation, which means that Russia’s fleet is going to be utilised by other industries. However, opening up this area to both local and international visitors could contribute to the economic prosperity of these remote areas and if carefully managed could sustain already existing maritime cities along the shores of the Arctic Ocean.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance , 2012.
Keyword [en]
Russian Arctic, Northern Sea Route, tourism development, coastal and cruise tourism
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, Från ekonomisk bakland till global nöjesperiferi? Bedömning av turismens roll för hållbar utveckling av Arktiska områden
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-6156ISBN: 978-5-7310-2759-5 (print)OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:6156DiVA: diva2:520517
Conference
Опыт и перспективы развития туризма в крупных приморских городах сборник материалов II международной научно-практической конференции, 6 декабря 2011 года
Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2016-11-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(82 kB)202 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 82 kBChecksum SHA-512
faddae4e4d015368e599f6d2ac555da1e9af900438da5f29431c4bb4e227900615f92ac3f65d23c929a23c6fb7877c0921bf0beff132f1309ebd80bfafaadeda
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Pashkevich, Albina
By organisation
Human Geography

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 202 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 740 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf