The head of the Ministry of Tourism and Tourism of Crimea, Vadim Volchenko, was appointed to the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) due to new restrictions, introduced the Booking.com service when booking holidays at the ministry. Writes about it RIA News.
“We received an official appeal to the Federal Antimonopoly Service regarding the signs of unfair competition, because, by and large, they are found here,” said the head of the Ministry of Resorts of the Republic. At the same time, Volchenko noted that the department had repeatedly appealed to the leadership of the online platform with restrictions on lifting restrictions, but each time they “received unintelligible answers.”
It is clarified that we are talking about the restrictions introduced in the service a few years ago – netizens forbade writing reviews about staying at a hotel in the worst. In addition, passengers can only reserve a place in the hotels of the peninsula on the condition that the trip is business and not tourist.
In mid-January 2022, Booking.com expanded the list of restrictions – now it is allowed to book a room for only one person. The service also limited access to accommodation facilities.
Earlier in December 2021, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko admitted that in the future an independent international operator for searching and booking rooms, Booking.com, would appear in Russia. Chernyshenko stressed that Russia wants to create a new tourism infrastructure and bring domestic tourism to a new level.