On the way to Russian Booking.com: the order of railway and water transport will be added to the national reservation system

    The Russian national online ticketing system is expanding. In addition to air tickets, it will be possible to pre-order tickets for rail, water transport, hotel rooms and tour services. The new service is being implemented on the basis of the tourist information portal russia.travel , which is currently under development.

    According to the head of the Federal Tourism AgencyOleg Safonov, the portal will provide all the necessary information for a potential traveler about recreational sites, cultural and historical sights of the Russian regions. “That is, tickets plus information useful to Russian and foreign tourists. But this is the first stage, ”emphasizes Safonov. The innovation should contribute to the development of domestic and inbound tourism, as well as lower prices for holidays.

    In August 2014, the Ministry of Culture took the initiative to create a national system for booking travel services. According to the department, the system should become the Russian analogue of Booking.com . At the same time, it was reported that Rostec was creating a Russian airline reservation system.

    Such services "allow users, in this case we are talking about tourists, without leaving the computer, in a few" clicks "to get the necessary information about the whole range of offers on the market and choose the appropriate option. In addition, such systems develop competition between service providers, which means that it affects price reduction and quality improvement for consumers, ”Mr. Safonov told Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    Megamind wrote that in March Rostelecom launched an aggregator of travel services. The aggregator operates on the basis of two services: Oktogo (for hotel reservation) and Biletix.ru(to buy tickets). The role of Rostelecom itself is to connect all this into a single infrastructure and provide users with access to all services immediately through a special portal.

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