The Spanish hotel chain RIU Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has ceased to cooperate with the Russian market since April 13.
The hotel chain told tour operators that guests with RIU vouchers in their hands will be able to spend their planned vacation, but new bookings from Russians will not be confirmed. According to ATOR, the RIU network has already closed access from Russia to its website. Both tour operators and independent tourists cannot make a reservation. At the same time, there has been no official announcement from the hotel chain yet.
RIU Hotels & Resorts were in demand among Russian tourists in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Tour operators, in turn, turned to representatives of the hotel chain.
“We consider this step unacceptable in the modern world. Such actions violate the principles of equality and respect for human dignity based on nationality and violate the rights of many international conventions and laws, such as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination ”, and also testifies to double standards”, – ATOR quotes the text of the letter from tour operators.
brand, collaboration and the industry as a whole.