Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Chernyshenko said that if the current demand for tours remains the same, an additional 2.2 billion rubles may be needed for the autumn stage of the tourist cashback program.
Originally on it was planned to allocate 5 billion rubles for the tourist cashback program in 2022, but these funds ran out during the spring stage. After that, the government allocated an additional 3.5 billion rubles, but these funds also ran out. In 2022, 2.4 million people have already taken part in the program. They purchased tours for 44 billion rubles, the return amounted to 8.5 billion rubles. This was reported by ATOR.
It is not yet known how much additional money the government will allocate for the autumn stage. According to Dmitry Chernyshenko, if the current demand, while maintaining the average bill, will be during the autumn stage, then an additional 2.1-2.2 billion rubles may be needed.
ATOR adds with reference to the statistics of the service JSC ” NSPK (MIR card operator), in 2021, the average check for paying for tours under the cashback program was 46.1 thousand rubles. As part of the spring stage of 2022 – 41.9 thousand rubles. However, it is clarified that at present it is still too early to sum up the year-to-year results.