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“Under the threat of bankruptcy, the whole tourist business of the country”

«Под угрозой банкротства весь туристический бизнес страны»

Travel agents asked the government to introduce tax breaks for coronavirus

Travel Agency community has asked the Russian government to recognize the situation with coronavirus force majeure and to introduce tax breaks for 12 months. This is stated in the message of Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR).

Travel agents say that because of the coronavirus closes a large number of destinations, there are limits to air travel. In this regard, the sale of travel products and services decreased by more than 3 times, and “strive to complete cessation within the next working week.”

“Under the threat of bankruptcy proved to the whole tourist business of Russia. Mass termination of contracts consumers may soon lead to the bankruptcy of tour operators, travel agents, hotels, rest houses, boarding houses, children’s camps, carriers, insurers,” say travel agents, noting that today in the tourism industry of Russia there are several million jobs.

Earlier ATOR appealed to the government of the Russian Federation with an open letter in which he stated the threat of a collapse in the tourism market because of the ban on the sale of tours to other countries. Experts have estimated total losses of the Russian tourist industry due to the closure of a number of trends in the epidemic to 27 billion rubles. The Finance Ministry refused to compensate the losses of tour operators associated with the closure of the Chinese line due to the coronavirus.

According to the latest data, the number of people infected with coronavirus COVID-19 in the world exceeded 169 thousand employees in 146 countries. Killed 6.5 million people, has recovered 77 thousand In Russia confirmed 63 cases of coronavirus infection. The world health organization earlier declared the outbreak COVID-19 pandemic.

Russia because of the coronavirus has restricted air travel to all EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, China, South Korea and Iran. The list of the countries upon arrival of which the Russians have to spend 14 days in home quarantine. Regimes in Russia, CHS never entered, declared “increased readiness.”


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