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MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. The Public Council of Russia’s federal tourism agency (Rostourism) will prepare a legal support program for foreign tourists visiting Russia, Council Co-chairman Dmitry Davydenko said at public hearings on the development of incoming tourism.
“We plan to prepare a legal support program for foreign tourists visiting Russia, together with the federal bar chamber. We intend to assess the possibility of providing medical assistance and insurances to foreign tourists. The program on providing legal assistance to the Russian tourists travelling abroad has been in effect for quite some time and has proven to be useful. We believe, there is a need for introducing such program for tourists visiting Russia, so that they could receive free qualified legal advice,” Davydenko added.
According to him, foreign tourists will have the possibility to take advantage of the legal support program in case they become target of an offence or crime, if their documents and belongings are stolen. In addition, the program will be applied to the tourists involved in illegal activities.
Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia Maia Lomidze said earlier that the demand for travel to Russia had been growing since 2012. In her opinion, next year this trend will continue. As reported earlier, the tourist inflow has been growing as more tourists from China and other Asian-Pacific countries began travelling to Russia. VisitRussia markering offices have been set up in the countries whose citizens take most interest in travelling to the country.