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Diane P. Koenker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451539

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451539.001.0001

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The Modernization of Soviet Tourism

The Modernization of Soviet Tourism

(p.262) chapter seven The Modernization of Soviet Tourism
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Diane P. Koenker

Cornell University Press

This chapter looks at the evolution of Soviet tourism into an industry in its own right, a response to models from abroad and to growing standards of living at home. Still a work in progress at the beginning of the 1980s, this transformation meant building hotels instead of sanatoria and following the desires of consumers rather than trying to mold them. Tourism had become a multi-faceted economic system, incorporating tourist bases, hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops; it arranged services like hairdressers, cinemas, banks, and post offices; it organized itineraries on trains, boats, and planes; it carried out planning, construction, supply, and ideological work. The chapter notes a growing convergence between sedentary and tourist vacations and a growing divergence between the official state values assigned to tourism and those ascribed by tourists and vacationers themselves.

Keywords:   Soviet tourism industry, hotels, tourism officials, tourism values, tourism economics

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