"Central Council for Tourism and Recreation" (holding), established in October 1991, is the founder of the Russian International Academy for Tourism.
Since its inception, it has been led by professor Viktor Georgievich Pugiev, Honored Builder of the Russian Federation, laureate of the USSR Council of Ministers Award, and Honorary Citizen of Essentuki.
Today, CSTE occupies a prominent position on the market for tourist services and sanatoria in Russia. Among the main areas of activity of the company are the sanatorium and resort business, personnel training and the development of domestic tourism.
The holding includes three sanatoriums – these are "Victoria" in Kislovodsk, "Victoria" in the Pushkinsky district of the Moscow region and "Svetlana" in Sochi. The Ozerkovskaya Hotel has been built in Moscow.