Travel News Digest Thursday 29 April
On Thursday, April 29, quite a few travel decision makers (decision makers) could be seen at the Government Coordination Center. Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko for the first time presented to journalists, tour operators, investors the national project “Tourism and Hospitality Industry” worth 2.6 trillion rubles. According to informed sources, the chief was worried. However, the team did not disappoint – the event was held at a high ideological and artistic level, which we are talking about in a separate report. In the meantime, so to speak, backstage. Immediately after the presentation, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, we signed a number of agreements with investors. Tourists are promised more quality hotels in Russian cities from the Cosmos Hotel Group. A new ski resort will be built in the Republic of Adygea for 23 billion rubles. Other news was also promised, although observers during the coffee break already wondered whether there will be enough investors in the country to build a tourist paradise in 10 years at the level of Turkey, where Russian inspectors are expected to assess the epidemiological situation at the resorts.
More important things from the presentation. Chapter Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova promised reporters that the “Electronic Voucher” will be free for the travel industry – the state system designed to collect data should not become a burden. She also said that a new sectoral law will appear before the end of the year. Zarina Doguzova noted that the market is in dire need of an understandable system of financial guarantees. At the same time, the state is ready to spend 5 billion rubles annually on tourist cashback. However, in the regions of Russia popular with tourists, the excitement without cashback is now such that the hotels decided to “throw” some partners-tour operators: according to entrepreneurs, contracts with them are canceled, and the vacated rooms are sold at a higher price to customers from the street. We will tell you the details tomorrow.
In the meantime, fresh from the State Duma – they are thinking about the legalization of guest houses. You need to settle people somewhere!
And finally, about foreign news. In one way or another, they related to the preparation for the tourist season. In Egypt, hotel staff are hastily vaccinated in anticipation of charters from Russia. Bulgaria is going to import the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and is also expecting guests from our country. But Thailand, on the contrary, preferred to increase the duration of the quarantine for foreigners.
Turkey is ready to discuss the possibility of free testing of returning Russians
Domodedovo catering factory now supplies food to stores
Pobeda Airlines canceled all June flights to Antalya
The owner of the Vnukovo airport predicted an increase in the cost of air tickets