State and prospects of development of active tourism among youth of Tomsk region

Yu A. Karvunls, L. V. Kapilevich

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Abstract

In the modern dynamic world tourism ceases to be just a socio-economic phenomenon - its content is supplemented with new functions demanded by society. Types of tourism that can satisfy the human need for recreation are getting more important for the population. Active types of tourism, including sports tourism and more mass sports and recreational movement - recreational tourism, can be the most affordable and effective forms of recreation for young people. In active tourism young people can realize such needs as change of scene and activities, self-knowledge, self-fulfillment and communication needs. The Tomsk region is one of the subjects of the Russian Federation, a part of Siberian federal district. The considerable part of the region is good for sports and tourist activities. Owing to the geographical diversity of the region extreme adventure tourism and swamp-taiga tourism are the most perspective directions of active leisure. The fact that Tomsk is a student city, with a large number of young active people in it, can be assumed the basic factor in the development of sports and recreational tourism in the Tomsk region. This contingent is the best for the formation of the concept of development of sport routes. But with a rather substantial potential for development, currently active forms of tourism are not popular in the Tomsk region, including among young people. There are several obstacles to positive changes. The first is the lack of awareness of potential tourists on existing routes and active leisure activities. Sports tourism is mostly promoted by small, non-governmental organizations and clubs affected by the lack of qualified instructors, effective advertising and promotion of tourism as it is in educational institutions, the lack of image of the Tomsk region as a favorable tourist region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalTeoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Recreation
  • Tomsk region
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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