Tourists planning to come to Kazan can cancel individual hotel bookings without financial losses
In Kazan, the cancellation policy is being simplified due
to the spread of coronavirus. Trips are recommended to be postponed to a more
favorable period, first Deputy Head of the Kazan municipality Evgenia Lodvigova
said today at Business Monday.
Now the tourism industry is suffering serious losses.
In particular, the tourist flow to Kazan has decreased by 70%. At the same
time, the Association of hotels of Kazan and Tatarstan takes all necessary
measures to ensure the safety of visitors, including simplifying the rules for booking
cancellations. “In Kazan today, it is possible to change and cancel bookings,
including prepaid ones,”- E.Lodvigova said. The visit to the city is
recommended to be postponed to a more favorable period – there will be no hotel
penalties, she emphasized.
“It is difficult to assess the exact extent of losses,
but they are very high.” said E.Lodvigova.
The Association of hotels of Kazan and Tatarstan addressed
open letters to partners and suppliers of goods and services, which contain the
necessary measures to support the tourist business, including deferral,
restructuring of payments and others.
“Now, on behalf of Russian Ministry of economic
development, information is being collected on the number of cancelled bookings
and the amount of financial losses in order to develop measures to support the tourism industry”, - Kazan Vice-Mayor said.