The head of Rostourism, Zarina Doguzova, said that the debt of Russian tour operators to tourists for failed tours is about 40 billion rubles.
Tours that have not taken place since the beginning of 2022 due to the current geopolitical situation are taken into account. Tour operators will be able to fulfill their obligations to tourists if several massive foreign destinations are available.
“This is important for tourists in the run-up to the holiday season and is important to support the sustainability of the industry in order to avoid bankruptcies. Thanks to joint work with the Ministry of Transport, the total number of flights for the May holidays amounted to 290 per week – some of them will fly until May 15 with a possible extension. This allowed tour operators to start gradually fulfilling their obligations to tourists. Work to expand mutual air traffic continues”, TASS quotes the words of Zarina Doguzova.