July 5. Neglinka Hall. 15:45 - 17:00

Round table

Attraction point. Tourism as a resource for the internal development of the city

Tourism and travel are one of the main drivers of the global economy. The tourism industry accounts for 10% of global GDP and provides about 320 million jobs worldwide. In addition, the growth of tourist traffic has a positive impact on related sectors — the development of urban areas, service economy, transport. At the same time, many cities, becoming very popular with tourists, begin to suffer from emerging imbalances. The concept of "sustainable tourism" is gaining popularity: it recognises not only the interests of the tourism industry but the entire city and residents, stimulates the creation of a spatially distributed hospitality infrastructure in cities.

  • How does tourism affect cities? How can the positive effects of the industry be optimised?
  • What consequences can we expect from the intensive development of urban tourism?
  • What is the concept of sustainable tourism? To what extent is it applicable to cities that have not yet experienced excessive tourist flows?


Ksenia Chudinova
Chief editor, Snob


Ioannis Pappas
Director Mediterranean Region, Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Olga Papadina
CEO, Project office on tourism development and hospitality in Moscow
Marina Loshak
Director, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Olga Tkacheva
Deputy Head of Strategic Development and Marketing, Flotilla Radisson Royal
Leoluca Orlando
Mayor of Palermo
Amiran Mutsoev
Сhairman of the Board of Directors, Island of Dreams
Signe Jungersted
CEO and Founding Partner, Group NAO
Alexis Delaroff
Chief Operating Officer, Accor New East Europe
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