JSC National Tourism Technologies (NTT) organized a demonstration of the Unified Information System of Electronic Vouchers for representatives of the tourist industry and the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation (Rosturizm).
The event took place on March 18 at the NTT office within the framework of a visiting meeting of the Working Group under the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs.
“The participants of the meeting were shown the main functionality of the system, information about the tourist product contained in the system, the form of the electronic ticket, the types of generated analytical reports, the capabilities of the system for monitoring the financial support of the tour operator’s activities, and outlined the prospects for its future modernization,” the press said. -release of NTT.
The company also said that the presented system ensures the protection of personal data from intruders and fully complies with the information protection requirements for state information systems.
In fact, the presented version is already ready for re-testing by tour operators. This, in turn, gives the “green light” to the second reading of the draft law on “Electronic Ticket” in the State Duma. According to some reports, the vote was postponed precisely because the product was not ready for final testing.
According to the head of the PCT legal commission and the founder of the law firm “Persona Grata” Georgy Mokhov, the information system is ready for operation and can be launched as soon as the relevant law is adopted. As for testing by market participants, it is most likely to start after the second reading.
The meeting participants who were able to communicate with Profi.Travel noted that, compared to the variant they tested in 2017, there were no major changes in the product. According to one of the sources, the developers who worked with the system previously had the interface modified by the developers, and only some technical questions remained.
At the same time, the absence of significant changes compared to the previous version may become an alarming signal for small tour operators. Integration of electronic signatures with operators’ reservation systems is still a complicated and expensive process, and no ready-made “box” solution was offered by NTT.
Alexey Volkov, Vice President, Executive Director of the National Union of the Hospitality Industry (OSIG) noted that ES needs as large-scale testing as possible, to which as many market participants as possible will be involved.
“We are approached by representatives of the tourism industry, who believe that with the introduction of the system, certain difficulties may arise in the process of GIS operation, questions arise with the safety of personal data and integration into the current legislation, which has been adopted recently,” said Alexey Volkov. – To remove these issues, it is necessary to conduct large-scale testing with the involvement of business and non-profit organizations. It is also important to pay attention to tourist pricing. It is necessary to make sure that with the introduction of the new system the cost of the product does not rise in price for the end consumer. “
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