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The head of Primorye proposed to introduce an exit fee for tourists abroad
The Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako proposed to introduce a tax on tourists who go on vacation abroad. The collected funds, in his opinion, could be directed to the development of domestic tourism.
As the RBC, Russian tourists take out about $ 36 billion a year abroad. Oleg Kozhemyako expressed his proposals at the presentation of the new national project "Tourism and the hospitality industry", while the government is not yet considering the introduction of the exit fee.
As the head of Primorye explained, now the population of Russia wants to use tourist services within the country. Therefore, more money is needed and a turn towards domestic tourism. The collected funds could be used to implement the national project.
New national project for the development of tourism, calculated until 2024, will cost one trillion rubles. About 86% of the funds - 841 billion rubles - are planned to be spent on infrastructure projects.