Rostourism plans to create a unified information system that controls the tourism market of Russia

    By the end of this year, the Federal Tourism Agency plans to launch a test version of the electronic ticket information system. There will be stored information about the purchased tour packages. The system will allow you to track the financial transactions of players in the tourism market of Russia. The system will store data from state, tourist, banking and other information systems. The full version of the system should be ready by the end of 2017.

    The implementation of the project will be carried out by the IT company Asteros , 97.5% of which is owned by its top managers and founder Yuri Byakov. For the creation of a test version of Rostourism will pay the company 153 million rubles. The cost of the entire project is estimated at 600 million rubles. However, it is likely that this amount will be reduced.

    The idea of ​​the project arose in 2012 after the bankruptcy of Lanta-Tour. When a whole wave of bankruptcies of tour operators swept through the country in the fall of 2014, the final decision was made to develop an “Electronic Tour Package”.

    “Disclosure of information will be inevitable, the agency will see a complete picture of where the tourists are, how many there are, as well as which operators are dumping,” said Anna Manilova, deputy minister of culture, last year.

    Tour operators are harshly criticizing information disclosure. They fear that under the control of Rostourism will be the personal data of buyers, that is, the entire customer base, as well as financial flows of tour operators.

    Vice President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Yuri Barzykin fears problems with the administration of the system: "Tour operators work with hundreds of agencies, everyone will have to put in place special programs, costs will first fall on the shoulders of companies, and then tourists."

    The concept of an "electronic ticket" does not yet appear in industry legislation. But the relevant amendments were sent to the State Duma. The concept of this information system is still being discussed with the participation of representatives of the tourism business.

    “When was the last time the concept was presented to tour operators, the Electronic Package contained only 10% of the necessary information, ” a representative of Biblio Globus told KommersantIgor Antonov. He doubts that in the near future the system will provide mechanisms for recording, storing and processing all the necessary information.

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