A number of foreign competitors of Booking.com — foreign services for booking hotels and buying air tickets, began to accept payments from Russian tourists for hotels despite the sanctions. We are talking about accepting cards from Russian banks of the Visa and Mastercard systems, and in some cases also Mir, experts noted.
Thus, the Trip.com service, which belongs to China, said that it had been cooperating with a company from Russia and therefore payments are accepted by any domestic “plastic” – Visa and Mastercard, “Mir”, as well as UnionPay. Interestingly, among the services that are ready to accept Russian “plastic” are the American Expedia and City.Travel from the UAE. In the first one, you can pay for the tour by Visa and Mastercard, issued by banks from the Russian Federation, the support service said. And City.Travel, like the “Chinese”, works with any domestic “plastic”.
“The acceptance of Russian cards by foreign services can be organized with the help of credit organizations and payment services from the Russian Federation or through any bank from friendly countries , which interacts with the Russian financial system and has an account with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation,” Izvestia experts explained.
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