A new structure for the development of domestic tourism, called the Tourism Corporation, is being created on the basis of the former JSC “Resorts of the North Caucasus”, and its functions will not overlap with those of Rostourism. This was announced on Friday, December 18, by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, reports TASS.
“For synergy in management and to accelerate the development of the industry as part of the reorganization of development institutions, by the decision of the Prime Minister, JSC“ Resorts of the North Caucasus ”was transformed into a Tourism Corporation. This is a federal enterprise with direct subordination to the government of the Russian Federation. The functionality of Rostourism and the Corporation does not overlap, ”the Deputy Prime Minister explained.
According to him, the corporation will engage in master planning of the country’s territory together with the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, investing in the creation of infrastructure, including within the framework of a public-private partnership.
On December 17, during a large press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed out the importance of developing domestic tourism, noting that the authorities are trying to do this in various ways. The Russian leader noted that a structure will be created that will deal exclusively with domestic tourism. In addition, the president recalled the tourist cashback program and added that it is necessary to talk about the tourist opportunities that Russia provides as often as possible.
Earlier in December, it became known that the regional budgets received a total of about 13 billion rubles from the tourist cashback program.
On October 1, it was reported that Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin extended the tourist cashback program for tours around the country until January 10, 2021. It was noted that not only hotels and tour operators, but also tourist aggregators could take part in it.