Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
31st December, 2015
Rosturizm, from January 1st, will exclude from the Federal registry of tour operators companies associated with Turkish businesses. This was stated in the statement of the Ministry to TASS.
This decision was made in accordance with the decree of the President of Russia on measures for the safeguarding of national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of Russians from criminal and other unlawful acts, on application of special economic measures against the Republic of Turkey, the government decree on approving the list of certain types of work that prohibit, from 1st January, the running of organizations under the jurisdiction of Turkey, as well as organizations controlled by the Turkish citizens and (or) the organisations under the jurisdiction of Turkey. In particular, a number of legal entities from the group “Pegas Touristik”, “Anex” and “Coral travel” were deleted from the registry.
Recently excluded from the register are 19 legal entities: LLC “Renaissance property Management”, LLC “Attida travel”, “Pegasus tours”, “Pegasus Kazan” LLC “Ufa Pegasus”, “Pegasus Ekaterinburg”, LLC “Pegas Krasnodar”, LLC “Samara Pegasus”, “Pegasus – Kemerovo”, LLC “Perm Pegasus”, “Pegasus Retail”, LTD. “Pegas Khabarovsk, OOO Pegas Surgut”, LLC “Anex Regions”, LLC “Anex Tour, Moscow”, LLC “Bentor Moscow”, LLC “Pegas Touristik”, LLC “Sanmar Tour” and LLC “coral travel”.
In accordance with the Russian legislation, these legal entities will not be able to lead the tourist business on the territory of Russia, since they are not in the registry. The head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov told TASS that the decision was made strictly in accordance with the relevant presidential decree and government resolution. As for the protection of the interests of tourists, he believes that “business must look at what is happening, and to anticipate all the actions that will allow the situation to affect the consumers”. The measures taken will not affect the tourists The exclusion of a number of legal entities of the group “Pegas Touristik” from the Federal register of tour operators will not affect the tourists.
TASS spoke to the General Director of travel company Anna Podgornaya. “The tourists will not be affected in any way, you know,” said she, answering an appropriate question. Podgornaya stressed that “Pegas Touristik” will examine the causes of the deletion from the register of legal entities and these will then take necessary action. Tour operators “coral travel” and “Sanmar Tour” will perform all obligations to travelers under contracts that were concluded before January 1, 2016, said the press service of the company “coral travel”.
“In view of this situation, please be informed that all commitments entered into prior to 1 January 2016 will be performed by LLC “coral travel” and LLC “Sanmar Tour” in full”, – stated the message. It is noted that these companies are engaged in the reconstruction of the register of tour operators.