Russia’s Second Largest City to Raise Resort Fees for Tourists
ST PETERSBURG, July 5 (Xinhua) —
Yesterday, the St. Petersburg Metropolitan Government made an announcement regarding their plans to increase resort fees for tourists visiting the city. This decision, set to be implemented from 2018 to 2024, comes following a decree signed by the city’s governor, Alexander Beklov, and aims to further develop the tourism infrastructure.
Under the new pilot resort fee system, hotels in the city will be subject to these increased charges. Initially, starting from October 1, 2023, until December 31, 2024, the fee will stand at 0 rubles. However, from April 1, 2024, it will see a rise to 100 rubles (approximately 38 baht) per person per day. Notably, the resort fee will not be applicable on the day of arrival.
Several groups, such as veterans of the Great Patriotic War, families with multiple children, and individuals working under permanent employment or contracts with the public relations office of St. Petersburg, will be exempt from this fee. It is also important to mention that the resort fee collected by hotels will be allocated to the city’s budget, specifically for the protection, restoration, and further development of the tourism infrastructure.
This recent decision in St. Petersburg seeks to strike a balance between establishing sustainable funding for tourism infrastructure and ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of tourists visiting this vibrant city.
ST PETERSBURG, July 5 (Xinhua) — On Tuesday (July 4), the St. Petersburg Metropolitan Government. Russia’s second largest city Announces plans to raise resort fees on tourists visiting St. Petersburg in 2018 2024 Decree signed by city governor Alexander Beklov recently. It states that a pilot resort fee system will be implemented in the city’s hotels. Between October 1, 2023 and December 31, 2024, it will initially be 0 rubles until April 1, 2024, after which it will increase to 100 rubles (about 38 baht) per person per day. The resort fee will not be charged on the day of arrival. And more than 20 types of residents are exempt from this fee, for example, veterans of the Great Patriotic War. Families with many children and those who work permanently in St. Petersburg on an employment contract or a contract serving the public relations office of St. Please note that the resort fee collected by the hotel will be included in the city budget. and will be used to protect, restore and further develop tourism infrastructure.
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