Foreign companies are lacking information
As shown by a survey conducted by Profi.Travel among Russian participants of FITUR-2022, 80% of foreign partners were interested in whether the vaccination certificates of their countries are valid in the Russian Federation, and when will mutual recognition of vaccines take place? In addition, they complained that it was not possible to find on one portal comprehensive information on the rules for entry, check-in, visiting theaters, museums and other display facilities, as well as the procedure to follow if the PCR test turned out to be positive: how to renew a visa, in how long can you stay on the territory of the Russian Federation with the originally received entry documents, etc. There were a lot of questions about the electronic visa. The pilot project, even with limited options, allowing the tourist to fly home only from the region through which he entered, was considered very successful.
However, tour operators were also actively interested in new destinations in Russia that were not promoted on their market. They noted that they receive requests from their clients who have already been to Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Far East, traveled along the Golden Ring, — These tourists want to see something new, realizing that Russia is not limited to two or three regions, and the image they had of our country before does not correspond to reality at all.
Nevertheless, from the point of view of the foreign companies themselves, there is catastrophically little information about holiday opportunities in Russia. It is impossible to gather a complete picture from the three stands at FITUR. However, this year the Russian Union of Travel Industry will try to solve the problem through a series of events to promote the tourism opportunities of the country: the offline part, which began in Madrid, will continue online at the Russian Expo Days Spain and Latin America
exhibition, which will be held from 23 to 30 May.