From October 14 to 17, the youth tourist rally “Dagestan Real 2021” was held in the city of Makhachkala, organized by the Regional Public Organization “Federation of Sailing of the Republic of Dagestan named after Evgeny Alexandrovich Gvozdyov”. More than 100 people took part in the rally, among whom was the 4th year student of the Department of Tourism of PetrSU Yekaterina Moseyeva.
The purpose of the forum “Dagestan Real 2021” is the patriotic education of young people, increasing interest in the study of the history, culture and geography of Dagestan. The forum participants also discussed the prospects for the development of tourism in Dagestan together with experts: President of the National Union of the Hospitality Industry Alexei Volkov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister for Youth Affairs of Dagestan Sirazhuddin Galimov, Chairman of the City Assembly of Deputies of Makhachkala Maris Ilyasov, Chairman of the Committee on Sports and Tourism and youth affairs Marat Ibragimov, director of the City Youth Center Samir Magomedov, executive director of the RPO “RD Sailing Federation” Mukhtar Omarov and others.
Participant of the meeting Ekaterina Moseyeva, a 4th year student of the Department of Tourism of the Institute of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism, shared her impressions:
The meeting program was very busy. They met us in the best traditions of the Caucasus with gifts, lezginka, tasting the national dishes of Dagestan (miracle, cruise, khinkal, bakhukh, Dagestan barbecue).
The educational program consisted of master classes with established businessmen and experts in the tourism industry. I attended a master class from Anna Naumova, a representative of the National Union of the Hospitality Industry in the North Caucasus Federal District. Anna Naumova shared her secrets on how to create a turnkey tour operator and make a profit in three months.
Alexey Volkov, President of the National Union of the Hospitality Industry, spoke about the upcoming trends in the development of tourism in Russia. Alexey Volkov also shared the methods that a young specialist should use to become competitive in the hospitality industry.
Within the framework of the rally, an exhibition of folk art crafts, master classes in pottery, working with gold, a defile of men’s suits by the famous Dagestan fashion designer Shamkhal Alikhanov was held for the participants.
The organizers also took care of the excursion program of the rally. We had two excursions to choose from: a visit to the ancient city of Derbent or the Sulak canyon. I chose an excursion to the ancient city of Derbent. On the way to Derbent, we stopped to see the Lun ekranoplan, a ship for destroying surface ships. In Derbent we visited the Naryn-Kala fortress, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The forum turned out to be sincere and light, I met various interesting people. I recommend coming to Dagestan with friends to see the amazing nature, mountain villages, the Caspian Sea.