Building up industry and supporting economic growth while also encouraging tourism and protecting natural heritage is a tricky task, even more so in a small space. The story of one investment project in Tuapse illustrates both the conflicts that can arise from a dual industrial-tourism development strategy, and the solutions that can be found. Courtney Fingarreports
Tuapse's finely tuned balance
Originally published with the August/September issue of fDi Magazine
Created in association with Tuapsinsky District
Reporting and editing carried out independently by fDi
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A Mediterranean climate and stunning coastline makes Tuapse a holiday haven, yet few Westerners venture there. But as neighbouring Sochi prepares to host the 2014 Olympics and resorts throughout the region scramble to up their game, that could be about to change
Perched on the temperate Black Sea coast, Tuapse is important for tourism, while its port makes it a major player for trade. The trick is stimulating industrial development while protecting the region’s golden goose – tourism
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