Tour operators will get subsidies to develop the tourism
The tour operators that will lead the foreign tourists to Russia in the context of the program for stimulating the entry tourist flow will probably get more than two billion rubles. According to the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia Maya Lomidze, the list of priority countries will be determined through the marketing research.
During the meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects, in the context of the national project “International Cooperation and Export” Dmitry Medvedev instructed the federal executive authorities to work out the issue of compensating a part of the cost of the tour to foreign tourists to stimulate the tourist flow from the target countries.
According to Maya Lomidze, the project to increase the export of tourism services involves three main directions — improving the accounting of entry tourism, promoting and identifying priority routes to attract tourists and supporting business.
It is necessary to note, despite the fact that the Prime Minister's instructions mention subsidizing the part of the voucher’s cost, according to world experience it is simply the payment of a fixed amount for a tourist on defined conditions.
“I emphasize that anybody would not pay money to the foreign tourists. Legal entities that will provide foreign tourist traffic to Russia will get it”, — Lomidze said.