The Russian government has established a Coordinating Council for the development of domestic and incoming tourism
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a document on the establishment of the Coordinating Council for the development of domestic and incoming tourism.
As noted, the Coordinating Council will ensure concerted actions between public authorities and various organizations which activity aims at the development of domestic and incoming tourism.
The Council establishment will contribute to the organization of interaction between federal and regional authorities, scientific and public organizations.
The Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets has been appointed the Chairman of the Coordinating Council.
According to the experts, the fact that the deputy prime minister was appointed the head of the Coordinating Council for the development of domestic and incoming tourism indicates that the government defines tourism as an important sector of the economy.
Olga Golodets noted that a meeting on the support of the industry will be held in the government. According to her, a variety of support options, including tax remissions and subsidies, will be discussed during the meeting.
“Tourism is a mechanism containing transport, excursions and consumer services as well as medical and health services which is rather complicated to manage,” – says Golodets.
Recall that the situation with the development of the Russian domestic and incoming tourism began to be discussed after Moscow had stopped the flights of Russian aircraft to Egypt and imposed a ban on organizing trips to Turkey because of the political differences between the countries.