“The Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov proposed to compensate for the losses of tour operators associated with non-refundable air transportation tariffs from January 24 to March 30,” a department official said. In addition, tour operators will receive subsidies for the costs associated with the export of tourists from countries in which restrictions were imposed in connection with the spread of coronavirus, the press service added.
The losses of tour operators due to the inability to return the cost of air transportation are subject to compensation, explained the Ministry of Economic Development. This will affect both charter and regular flights. The ministry emphasized that the purpose of the subsidy is to return the money paid for the tour to the final consumer of the product – the customer or the tourist. Through subsidies, tour operators will be able to accelerate the return of money to tourists.