Russia’s Yaroslavl to Develop ‘Mansion Tourism’

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By 2025, the Yaroslavl region plans to increase its tourist flow by 2.5 times and attract up to eight million tourists per year, according to Maxim Avdeev, deputy chairman of Yaroslavl’s regional government, who spoke with the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

The development programme will concentrate on historic estates, which, according to local authorities, have the potential to become the region’s primary tourist attractions.

“One option is to develop the types of tourism that are not yet covered in the region, including so-called mansion tourism,” Avdeev said.

Another possible point of attraction is water recreation at the Rybinsk Reservoir and around it.