Crimean hotels are being called on to stop cooperating with Booking.com

Ukrainian News
Muarrir
14 January 2022, 11:52
Muarrir
14 January 2022, 11:52

The so-called Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of temporarily occupied Crimea addressed the hoteliers with a recommendation to refuse to cooperate with Booking.com.

The head of the Association of Small Hotels of the Russian Federation Natalia Stambulnikova said that the Booking.com system has introduced new restrictions for the Crimea peninsula, RІA Novosti reported.

According to her, the service has restricted the client to book a room for more than one tourist.

In addition, the company has disabled sending messages to hotels and customers. These sanctions are mainly imposed on hotels registered with Booking.com after 2014.

Because of this, the "Minister of Resorts and Tourism" of Crimea Vadim Volchenko offered the hotels of the peninsula to work directly with Russian tour operators, travel agents and online booking systems, and not to use the foreign services.

Booking.com is an online booking system for hotels, founded in Amsterdam in 1996, acquired in 2005 for 133$ million by Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN). The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.