Rus News Journal

For visiting of St.-Petersburg from tourists will raise the tax

the Governor of St.-Petersburg of Valentine Matvienko has charged to heads of several committees of the city government to consider introduction possibility in Northern capital of the special tax to stay of tourists.
as informs a press - service Smolnogo, the corresponding order the mayor has given today following the results of discussion of rates of development of the tourist`s industry of Petersburg on next, last this year, government session.
on a plan of the governor, the obtained means will be spent in the target image for protection of historical city centre and restoration of architectural monuments. Thus, as has explained V.Matvienko, it is a question of the small sums - an order 2 euros on the person. Officials have counted up that Petersburg which can annually accept to 5 million tourists, as a result in a condition in addition to earn 10 million euro a year.
we Will note, according to committee on investments and strategic projects of the government of Petersburg, a stream of tourists in 2009. Has remained at level of last year - an order of 4,8 million persons. More than half from them are made by visitors of other cities and regions of Russia.