Russian Hotels May Start Checking In Guests with Driver's Licenses as Early as Next Year
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Russian Hotels May Start Checking In Guests with Driver's Licenses as Early as Next Year

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06-05-2024
 

The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation has proposed allowing check-in to hotels using driver's licenses. The head of the department, Maxim Reshetnikov, during a meeting of the President of the Russian Federation with members of the government, said that there had been no such opportunity before.

"We propose to adopt this solution, give a year to link information databases, and so that such an opportunity appears from the middle of next year," Reshetnikov said.

During the event, Reshetnikov also presented to the head of state a pilot project to create car tourist routes, which will be implemented on the basis of four federal highways: M-4 "Don" to Novorossiysk, M-8 "Kholmogory" to Vologda, M-11 "Neva" to St. Petersburg and M-12 "Vostok" to Yekaterinburg.

All these roads lead to key points of attraction and cover 18 large regions. According to Avtodor, two-thirds of all cars go on these roads to recreation areas. Now a list of specific car tourist routes along these routes is being formed.

Information about the pilot routes will appear on the national tourist portal https://russia.travel/, as well as in popular geoinformation services. Today, data on 35 car routes have already been published, and 10 more will be added in June.

In the next three years, it is planned to bring all roads along new car routes to a regulatory state, provide stable communications and the Internet, and support the development of tourist infrastructure. It is expected that new cafes,retail outlets and modular hotels will be created in the tourist route zone.

The network of multifunctional road service zones, which include a gas station, a cafe, a shop and other facilities, will also be developed. There are currently 440 such multifunctional zones. About the same number will have to be built in the next three years.

According to Rosstat, last year Russians made 26 million tourist trips by car. According to the Ministry of Economic Development, their number could almost double by 2030.

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