Elena Kochkurova, Tatiana Zykova


The development of domestic tourism has acquired a special significance for the Russian Federation in the period of severe economic and financial crisis. The introduction of sanctions and the sharp decline in the flows of outbound tourism resulted in the reorientation of the population to the domestic tourism program. Domestic tourism program is the most important part of the program of import substitution, the implementation of which is necessary to ensure the stability and sustainability of economic development of Russian Federation.

The article analyzes approaches to the definition of "recreational potential", examines the differences between the concepts of "tourism" and "recreational potential". Author's vision of definition "the recreational potential" is offered. The structure of recreational potential is defined. The choice of a method for assessment of recreational potential and a scale of an assessment of each component is explained. The evaluation of each component of the recreational potential of the Nizhny Novgorod region using the method of expert is provided. The identified risks of tourism development for each component are shown. The formula for the assessment of recreational capacity taking into consideration the value of each component is proposed and adjusted to the development of tourism in this region. Calculation of quantitative value of recreational capacity of the Nizhny Novgorod region in comparison with a standard is made.


Recreational potential, tourism, Nizhny Novgorod region

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