A member of the Public Chamber, Sultan Khamzayev, appealed to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a proposal to increase vacation from 28 to 35 days for citizens of the country who choose Russian resorts as their holiday destination. This was announced on Monday, April 26, by RT, citing a letter from a public figure addressed to the head of government.
Khamzayev noted that every year millions of Russians vacation abroad, thereby enriching the foreign tourist infrastructure with tens of billions of rubles that could remain inside the country.
The public figure recalled that in his annual message to the Federal Assembly on April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the idea of extending the term for the payment of compensation for part of the expenses to citizens for domestic holidays.
According to Khamzaev, another significant incentive in this matter could be an increase in vacation for citizens vacationing in the tourist zones of Russia.
“In this regard, I ask you to evaluate the possibility of increasing the duration of paid vacation from 28 to 35 days for citizens who have a paid tourist voucher or a paid hotel in one of the tourist zones of Russia for a period of at least ten days,” the text of the appeal says.
Earlier, on April 21, the head of Rostourism Zarina Doguzova said that more than 1 million Russian citizens have used the tourist cashback program since its launch in August 2020.