PCT: tour operators expect to receive from the state compensation of 1.5 billion rubles

MOSCOW, December 10. Russian tour operators are counting down to the end of the year to receive compensation from the state in the amount of 1.5 billion rubles in connection with introduction of an interdiction for sale of rounds to Egypt. This was reported on Thursday to journalists the Vice-President of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Yuri Barzykin.

“We expect the state to the end of the year compensates for the tourist industry of 1.5 billion rubles, mentioned,” said he. The Barzykin said that the tour operators will be able to use these funds as a subsidy on the domestic product.

Air service to Egypt suspended on 6 November, after the attack, which crashed Russian plane A321 over the Sinai. Killed 224 people. According to Rostourism, since the suspension of flights to Egypt that left the country more than 88,5 thousand Russian tourists.

Reduction of tour operators for outbound market

The number of Russian tour operators who send tourists abroad decreased this year by about 2.5 times; today they number 650, said Yuri Barzykin.

“This year tour operators from 1920 to exit the market were 650. There was a reduction in the number of about 2.5 times, he said. – Most of the left in the Agency or have been reallocated to the domestic market”.

The Barzykin noted that “now the trend is that tour operators have expressed a desire to help develop the infrastructure of Russian resorts”. “At today’s meeting, in Rosturizm tour operators said they are willing to invest in construction of hotels, under a specific power system, welcome. Everyone understands that just redirect the tourist flows from Turkey and Egypt to the Russian resorts will not succeed – it needs to work seriously together,” said Vice-President of the PCT.