The Ministry of culture of Russia has decided how it will encourage tour operators for the development of domestic tourism. As follows from the government decree published on the official portal of projects of normative legal acts, it is first and foremost about the subsidy for sending tourists to the Russian resorts in the off-season.
Subsidies for tour operators will be able to count if you send tourists to relax in Stavropol, in the Caucasus, in Crimea, Kaliningrad, Sochi and Baikal from October to April and from October to may — on the Azov and the black sea coast of Krasnodar region. In this cultural and educational tours, such as “Golden ring” and “Great silk road”, as well as tours to Altai will be subsidized year-round.
The amount of the subsidy per person will be from 1 thousand to 2 thousand rubles depending on direction and the number sent by each tour operator tourists in a particular area.
To obtain grants the operators to be to fulfill four conditions. Duration of sold vouchers at subsidized internal direction shall be not less than seven calendar days, with the departure of tourists and a route destination must be in different regions of the country.
In addition, the cultural route should be not less than four calendar days. Minimum quantity sent in one direction, tourists must match what is specified in the list of subsidized routes (attached to the draft resolution), and the period must match that specified in the list.
The program of subsidising tour operators designed for 2016-2019. and will require additional 6.75 billion RUB from the Federal budget: 750 million rubles in 2016 and to 2 billion rubles in the next three years.