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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Putin approved of resort fees from the tourists in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in the Altai Belokurikha approved the idea of a resort fee, proceeds of which would go to regional budgets for the development of tourism.

photo: kremlin.ru

According to Putin, transfers RIA “news” the money from this fee must be “painted” so that the regions are unable to send them to other tourist objectives. In addition, Putin asked the Finance Ministry not to reduce in connection with the future appearance of the collection of the financing of regions.

Finally, the President noted that to introduce the collection to gently and quietly to rest”, so it does not led to higher prices of tourist products.

According to the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov, the acceptable amount of the fee could be 50-100 rubles per day.

Note that the plans for the introduction of such a charge have been discussed for a long time, lobbied for the idea of the resorts of the South of Russia — Krasnodar region, Caucasian mineral waters and Crimea. Previously, the idea was that tourists would pay up to 150 rubles a day per person. It was assumed that the relevant law the State Duma will consider in the fall.

Resort fee exists in a number of European countries: there the range is from 0.25 to 5 euros per day.


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