The meeting on tourism development in the framework of the working visit to Primorye was held by the presidential aide, head of the Presidential Control Department, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Amur Tiger Center Konstantin Chuichenko. One of the topics of discussion was the issue of organizing and holding the Tiger Day in Vladivostok in 2015.
The meeting discussed the development of ecological tourism in Primorye. According to the regional administration, over the past three years, an increase in domestic and inbound tourist flows has been recorded in the region. Today, the regional authorities focus on the formation of tourism infrastructure. One of the priority projects is the development of ecological tourism, including in the framework of the creation of the Bikin National Park.
Separately, the issue of celebrating Tiger Day in September 2015 was raised. Konstantin Chuichenko noted that there is no need to change the format of the holiday - you can only make it even more colorful and large-scale.
“We celebrate this holiday for a long time. When the Amur Tiger Center joined the organization of the event, Tiger Day got a new breath. In addition, added synergy of the city and the region. In my opinion, there is no need to change the format drastically; it has already been tested by life, it can only be improved,” stressed Konstantin Chuichenko.
Tiger Day has already managed to catch the fancy of not only the Primors, but also the guests of the region. Traditionally, it takes place on the last Sunday of September and includes a carnival procession of many thousands in the center of Vladivostok and a festive concert with the participation of creative teams.
In 2014, the anniversary of the 15th Day of the Tiger was held in Primorye with a special scale. The large-scale celebration lasted for two days: on September 27, those who made a special contribution to the conservation of the rare predator were honored, and on September 28, all those who wished could take part in the mass celebrations. On the first day of the environmental holiday, employees of the Hunting Supervision Department, the Department of the Interior and the Far Eastern Operational Customs were honored with awards by President Vladimir Putin of Russia for the conservation of wildlife.
Near the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater, where the solemn meeting was held, a monument to the Amur tiger by Vladimir Petrovichev opened. The sculpture was donated to the city by the Amur Tiger Center.
This year, the Amur Tiger Center will also take part in organizing Tiger Day in the capital of Primorsky Krai on September 26-27.