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The Pribaikalsky National Park: peculiarities of tourism management

Andrei Bolshakov, Maria Shishkanova, Vladimir Shishkanov


The article reveals the historical factor that influenced the development of tourism infrastructure in Russian national parks. The borders of the recreational influence zone on the territory of the Pribaikalsky national park were defined with the use of landscapegeographical approach based on zoning, while taking into account the wholeness of tourism-recreational ecosystems and urboecosystems.

On the territory under study there are seven small recreational areas: Olkhon Island; the Circum-Baikal Railway; Listvyanka settlement and the Baikal highway; Maloe More Strait; Bolshoe Goloustnoe settlement and its vicinity; Peschanaya Bay and its vicinity; Bolshie Koty settlement and its vicinity. Using statistical and graphoanalytical methods, we have analyzed the condition of the current tourism infrastructure in the Pribaikalsky national park. On the basis of the obtained data we have revealed the general principles of planning of the seven spontaneous tourism areas: the principles of combination, dispersion, discrepancy and opposition.


national park; tourism; Baikal; cultural landscape; tourism infrastructure; principles of the existing planning of recreational areas


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