The State Duma of the Russian Federation may legalize guest houses by the end of the year by adopting an appropriate law, Izvestiya newspaper writes.
It is reported that the draft document regulating the activities of guest houses has already received a positive opinion Ministry of Economic Development.
The initiators believe that this step will eliminate unfair competition in the hotel services market.
“We will make every effort to adopt it this year, although I don’t think that it will be in the autumn, — said Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Tourism and Development of Tourism Infrastructure Tatyana Lobach.
Earlier, the Federal Tourism Agency announced that the agency, together with the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) and Rospotrebnadzor, will strengthen control over prices and quality of services on the eve of the summer tourist season at Russian resorts.
Booking paid a fine of 1.3 billion rubles imposed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service for imposing unfavorable conditions on Russian hotels.
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