Rostourism recorded an increase in bookings for cruise tours under the cashback program, and also shared plans for the development of river travel.
According to Zarina Doguzova, head of Rostourism, as part of the tourist cashback program, Russians are seven times more likely to book cruises compared to last year.
From the beginning In 2022, about 100 thousand people made cruise trips, that is, every fifth tourist decides to go on such a trip. It was also recorded that at least 20% of cruise tours will be purchased under the cashback program.
“Cruise companies themselves note the huge effect of cashback. If you take it in total, then at least 20 percent of cruise tours will be purchased this way “, RIA Novosti reports the words of Zarina Doguzova.
The head of the department also shared plans to create a special cruise route, which will be directed to children's and family vacation. It is expected that in the near future the route will be prepared, and an application for it will be submitted to the Federal Tourism Agency. The first children's cruise may include several regions of the Volga. Potentially, routes of this kind can be included in the children's tourist cashback program.