In article strategic priorities for the organization of regional tourist space in modern conditions are defined. On the basis of the developed technique the assessment of potential of development of main types of tourism in the Vologda area is carried out. Recommendations about designing of tourist zones are presented. It is shown that the offered spatial organization of the tourist and recreational system will promote to create a tourist cluster and innovative development of tourism.
Keywords: tourist and recreational system, tourist capacity of the territory, spatial organization, tourist cluster, innovative development of tourism