the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) has opposed the resort fee. According to members of the Union, the proceeds are not worth the time of crisis to increase the burden on the Russian tourists who have no money and so. The entrepreneurs believe that regional government is not going and will continue robbing the already impoverished during the isolation of the Russians.

the Russian regions reveal a new tourist season. Quarantine is officially lifted. And, therefore, tourists in the Stavropol region, Altai and Krasnodar region will once again pay a tourist tax — from 10 to 50 rubles a day. Each region where the experiment is implemented, may suspend him, but to do it is the local officials, of course, not in a hurry: in a crisis, money will not be superfluous.

RUIE in a letter to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin proposed to abolish the tax.

Recall that all of the tourists go to local budgets. They have spent exclusively on the development of resort towns and the creation of conditions in which rest in the region will be more attractive. The incoming money is accumulated in special funds for the development of tourism infrastructure, and before the new season they have to spend on landscaping.

this year from paying the resort fee in the Stavropol region received 55,2 mln rubles, Altai — 10.9 million rubles.

Business, it is important to introduce a moratorium on the resort fee this year to attract more domestic tourists, the head of the analytical Department AMarkets Artem Deev. Foreign travelers can’t get in Russia, so it is important to keep the domestic tourist flow, as citizens have the alternative to spend time on the resorts and the private villas or renting a home near the river, outside the city.

“the State earns on the resort collection, — the expert emphasizes. — Most likely, domestic travelers will be guided by the terms of open borders, but if you stay in the resort cities of the country will be more affordable, they would prefer to spend a vacation in Russia (less risk of getting stuck in a foreign country and get to the quarantine after the holidays). Therefore, the government is now profitable to impose a moratorium on resort fee”.