Equivalent of Booking.com may be created in North Caucasus

Equivalent of Booking.com may be created in North Caucasus

Russia may create an electronic database that will, like Booking.com, include all information about holidays in the North Caucasus regions and as well as have function to book hotels, cars, restaurants, deputy head of the Ministry of North Caucasus Affairs Olga Rukhullaeva said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

"We plan to create electronic platform that will become a unified database similar to Booking.com, where people will be able to obtain objective information about quality of the service, where they can book everything they need. We want this to be a convenient instrument for everyone," RIA Novosti quoted her as saying.

She also pointed out that such information center could include a system that will help tourists to rent cars in North Caucasus.

The idea to limit online booking service Booking.com is not supported by either Rosturizm or the Ministry of Culture of Russia. Ministries stated this on Wednesday, after media reported that such idea is currently discussed.

Earlier one of Russian tourist operators proposed an initiative to restrict the work of Booking.com in Russia as a response to anti-Russian sanctions. Rosturizm and the Ministry of Culture made statements in which they spoke against this idea.