MOSCOW, may 23. /TASS/. The Ministry of culture of Russia has no plans to regulate the activities of the service Booking.com in Russia, the service is not in danger. About TASS reported the press service of the Ministry of culture.
Previously RBC reported that the Federal tourism Agency on behalf of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation before June 4 will consider a proposal to restrict the activities of tourist service Booking.com in Russia. According to the publication, in the Federal tourism Agency on may 21, received a letter from the Ministry of culture with the request “to consider a proposal to ban activities Booking.com on the territory of the Russian Federation”. The publication notes that the initiative to restrict the activities of the service on the territory of Russia in response to sanctions earlier by one of the Russian tour operators, who sent an open letter to the Ministry of culture in April.
“Let me stress again that nothing threatens the operation of the service Booking.com on the territory of the Russian Federation”, – cited the press service quoted Director of the Department of tourism and regional policy of the Ministry of culture Olga Arylova.
She explained that the office “received a citizen’s complaint, S. M. Voytovych, the head of the group of companies “travel service”, with a proposal to initiate the restriction of the action of this service on the territory of the Russian Federation”. In accordance with the law, the Ministry of culture sent to the relevant Agency (Rosturizm), the citizen’s complaint to prepare a response. “It’s absolutely standard procedure, which is technical in nature”, – said the representative of the Ministry of culture.
“The Ministry of culture has no authority to ban the use of the service Booking.com as well as plans for any regulation of its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation”, – said Yarilova.
Moreover, she continued, “the Ministry is strongly against this issue in principle.”