Tourism development in the arctic regions of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Theme 2. Connectivity
Session Name 2.5 Arctic tourism development: Prospects and challenges?
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter
Author(s) Elena Totonova (North-Eastern Federal University, Russian Federation), Liudmila Zamorshchikova (North-Eastern Federal University, Russian Federation), Irena Khokholova (North-Eastern Federal University, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

The world economy development is characterized by the interrelated and interdependent processes of globalization and regionalization. The role of the northern regions in resolving geopolitical, social, economic, scientific, environmental problems is increasing. The North and the Arctic, as a rule, are considered as territorial economic systems that have a complex of specific features and operate in specific conditions, which presuppose the formation of special approaches of socio-economic development.


One of the ways to improve the competitiveness and diversification of the economy of the arctic regions of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the development of tourism, which can facilitate the creation of new jobs, investment inflows, contribute to budget growth of local government and household, aid to resolve the social problems of indigenous peoples.


Method. A distinctive feature of the research project is the documentation of spatial processes and regional features of tourism development in the municipalities of the Arctic regions of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) through the use of marketing research and tourist zoning, regionalization and identification of the impact of tourism development on local economic growth.


 The development of a stadial model for the development of tourist zones, which is a universal applied tool that identifies the impact of the development of the tourist industry on the economy in time and in space. The rationale for joint development of the economy and tourism is a necessary condition for the sustainable development of indigenous peoples of the North and the preservation of the fragile nature of the North.

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