Mostourism presented a model for the development of domestic children's tourism

On October 11-12, Nizhny Novgorod hosted a Children's Tourism Development Forum. Representatives of the Moscow Committee for Tourism presented the educational project for schoolchildren and students “City of Discoveries” and told how to apply the successful experience of the capital in other regions of the country.

Mostourism presented a model for the development of domestic children's tourism

The unique methodology of the educational and tourism project “City of Discoveries” was presented within the framework of the expert session “Successful Practices. How and through what technologies to implement projects in the field of children's tourism.

The “City of Discoveries” gives schoolchildren and students from all over Russia the opportunity to make an educational journey to Moscow. The program is being developed in such a way that participants visit not only sights, but also leading high-tech clusters, largest organizations, industries, universities and technology parks. Before the start of the route, schoolchildren undergo a special career guidance test, which allows them to determine which of the professions of the future suits them best.

Each excursion includes master classes and seminars, during which young guests of the capital get acquainted with innovative industries: biotechnology and biomedicine, ecology, urban studies, digital technologies and telecommunications. Over the two years of the program's existence, more than three thousand children from 85 regions of the Russian Federation have traveled along the “City of Discovery” routes.

The methodology on the basis of which the tourist routes of the “City of Discovery” are compiled can be successfully applied in other regions of the country. To date, according to the model of the City of Discovery project, routes have already been created for three Russian cities: Voronezh, Kogalym and Tobolsk. The program is planned to be launched in the Volgograd region as well.

“Educational and tourist routes in the regions of the Russian Federation, which are developed in the logic of the City of Discovery project, open up the city for travelers from a new angle – as a living laboratory of industries , professions and industries. For the regional ministries of tourism, this is an opportunity not only to introduce successful practices with a clear implementation algorithm, but also to participate in organizing the exchange of school groups with Moscow, ”, – said Konstantin Starostin, Deputy Head of the Department for the Development of Educational Tourism of the Project Office for Tourism Development and hospitality of Moscow.


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