National Interests: Priorities and Security

Adaptation of foreign experience of the tourism industry development as a growth driver of the national economy

Vol. 14, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2018

Received: 30 October 2017

Received in revised form: 19 November 2017

Accepted: 18 December 2017

Available online: 16 January 2018


JEL Classification: D04, D78, E66, F43, P51

Pages: 19–36

Bolodurina M.P. Orenburg State University, Orenburg, Russian Federation

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Mishurova A.I. Orenburg State University, Orenburg, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Importance A competitive tourism product can be created for the world market, if public authorities and private structures take a comprehensive approach to developing the tourism industry, which allows to systemically influence certain components of tourism, and promote the domestic product in the international market.
Objectives The research systematizes foreign experience in developing the State policy for tourism and traveling. We analyze international practices of initiating the investment and entrepreneurial activity in the tourism sector and positioning of the tourism industry as the national economy growth driver.
Methods In this research we examine international competencies in implementing administrative practices aimed to develop economic modernization projects. We use the general scientific methods of research, such as a system-structural method, scientific abstraction, analysis and synthesis, comparative analysis.
Results We determine areas where investment in the tourism industry of the Russian Federation is generated. We carry out a comparative analysis of the way measures of the State policy for tourism and traveling are implemented in Russia and Spain. The research identifies international tools for encouraging the investment and entrepreneurial activities and possibilities of their adaptation to the Russian economy.
Conclusion and Relevance To generate investment in tourism, it is necessary to identify the cause-effect relationships between the business environment of territories and investment activity of economic entities. When developing the Russian economy modernization programs, international tourism leaders’ experience shall be considered, with tools for stimulating the investment and entrepreneurial activity being adapted to domestic realities.

Keywords: tourism industry, growth driver, investment activity, investment attractiveness


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