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Tourists will receive cashback for buying tours to Vologda Region starting from August 21.
The Russian Government has decided to launch domestic tourism subsidy programme and to allocate an additional 15 billion ($211 million) to develop domestic tourism, which will be used to partially compensate Russians who vacation at home.
Under the new Federal Tourism Agency incentive program, travelers will be able to receive cashback for tours to certain regions of Russia in 2020.
Russians will receive between 5,000 ($70) and 15,000 ($211) rubles, depending on the tour. The tours would have to be at least five nights long and cost at least 25,000 rubles ($352). The promotion would begin in August and last through December 20, 2020.
The tour must be purchased by the tourist on the tour operator’s website and paid for online. The bank card used for payment must be linked to the Mir payment system.
Rostourism has identified 44 Russian regions fully participating in the program: Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Vladimir, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Ivanovsk, Irkutsk, Kaluga, Kemerovo, Kostroma, Leningrad, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Pskov, Rostov Saratov, Sakhalin, Sverdlovsk, Smolensk, Tverskaya, Tula, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl regions, as well as Bashkortostan, Buryatia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karelia, Mordovia, Tatarstan, Udmurtia, Khakassia, Yugra, Kamchatsky, Krasno-Primorsky and the Khabarovsk Territory.
The Vologda Region is a magnet for tourists. It boasts protected forests and pristine lakes, natural and architectural monuments, open-air museums and Orthodox churches and monasteries. Every traveler will find out a lot of amazing things here, and will feel why the Vologda Region is called the "Soul of the Russian North".