Director of the Association “Association of tour operators in the field of outbound tourism “Turpomoshch” Oleksandr Osaulenko announced the scope of obligations of tour operators for failed tours due to the conflict in Ukraine.
Currently, data collection is still ongoing, however, according to expert estimates, the volume is about 60- 65 billion rubles. Alexander Osaulenko said that tour operators need to keep their business in order to fulfill their obligations to tourists.
“In order for these debts to be returned, it is necessary to keep the operators. Therefore, now it is necessary not to run to the operator, but for the state to form the same legal framework that would say, as in 2020, that the operator recognizes debts, but he has no money. In order for him to have them, he must earn them. As soon as he earns them, he will return these funds to you within a year “,” Interfax quotes the words of Alexander Osaulenko.