Officials want to control the prices of tourist services.

the Demand for holidays in Russia after the lifting in most regions of mode isolation is demonstrating signs of recovery, and the Federal government already worried about a sharp rise in prices. They do not rule out the introduction of mechanisms to control the cost of tourism services. Market participants expected took the initiative of officials in arms: this year nearly led to the collapse of the entire industry.

In Russia can be developed the mechanism of control of growth of prices in the resorts and plan to respond to a sharp change in the value. Such an order is given Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko. This was told by three sources of “b” in TORRANCE, adding that the working forces of the machine the official tourism Agency and the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS). One of interlocutors “” specifies that the action plan should be formulated in the coming days.

“This will allow us to make decisions to support the tourism industry,” — said in the office Deputy Prime Minister. In the FAS and the Federal tourism Agency has not responded to the queries “y”.

Until now, in Russia the prices for resorts was regulated only during the winter Olympics in 2014 in Sochi and the football world Cup in 2018.

the authorities set the maximum allowable cost of the hotel rooms. This framework remained quite comfortable for hoteliers: so, during the championship double room in a three star hotel in Sochi could cost more to 4.62 million RUB over night.

“In this case, the decision was supported by international practice, the measures of price regulation are taken on the empty place”, — says the source “b” on TORRANCE.

Partner of the Bureau “of Bichenov and partners” Dakhanago Nagoeva suggests that now the price regulation on the market of tourist services can be expressed in the establishment of maximum permissible level of their cost, definition of price coefficients and allowances.

According since may the demand for hotels in Russia began to recover: at the end of the month, the number of reservations was 45% higher than in April.

In the week from 8 to 14 June, after removing movement restrictions in Moscow, the number of bookings hotels in Russia increased by 45%. The same spike occurred after the decision of the authorities of Krasnodar region to cancel from June 21 to the mandatory visual observation for arriving to the region citizens. So, on 17 June, the number of hotels bookings in the region grew by 68% compared to the previous day. According to the calculations of Aviasales, the activity index of travelers in the country is now at 8.5 with a maximum value of 10.

Despite rising demand, according to estimates the true number of hotels bookings in Russia for July—August now 70% nosame than in the same period last year. In the Crimea was done in 58% less bookings in the Kaliningrad region — 45%, in St. Petersburg — 69%, in the Krasnodar region — 61%.

the Consultants doubt that hoteliers are now interested in higher prices.

Partner of Cushman & Wakefield Marina Smirnova notes that hotels will follow last year’s pricing policies.

project Manager of hotel consulting JLL angelina Samadov points out that in Moscow tariffs in hotels of middle price segment is now 30% lower than a year earlier, in St. Petersburg by 30-40%. The head of Department of the industry of hospitality CBRE Tatiana Belova indicates that in summer the optimum loading of high-quality hotels will be 20-30%.

the head of the Association of small hotels of Crimea Natalia Stambolieva hasn’t registered growth of prices in the smaller hotels of the Peninsula. But the prices in grey can really rise twice, does not exclude it. Krasnodar, the representative of the Association of hoteliers AMOS Dmitry Bogdanov said that in the region to raise prices are going to only 20% of placements.

Alexandra Mertsalova, Anatoly Kostyriv