Users of the Russpass tourist resource now have access to three new features, including the ability to log in through social networks and to plan complex routes by buying tickets for several modes of transportation at once.
Thanks to the ability to create combined routes on Russpass, users no longer need to access several different resources to find and book tickets for each step of their journey: Russpass will do it for them, suggesting the optimal route and means of transportation based on the tourist’s own preferences.
An interactive map will help travelers choose the most interesting sites and add them to their planned route, while authorization via major domestic and foreign social networks and online services will make Russpass more convenient for users from other regions and visitors from abroad. Tourists will be able to log in through their accounts in the Vkontakte and Facebook social networks, via Gmail and Yandex.Mail, and through their mos.ru accounts.
The Russpass digital tourist service can help users plan a trip around Russia quickly and easily. It can be used to create individual travel routes in Moscow and other cities, and to buy tickets for air, train or bus travel, as well as for guided tours, museums and theaters.
The service was set up on the initiative of Moscow’s government and has been used by over 700,000 people since its launch in the summer of 2020. It offers travelers access to more than 1,200 activities, such as tours and customized routes. Russpass currently has more than 300 partners, including approximately 100 tour operators in Moscow and other towns.
Almost all of the 82 regions in the Russian Federation – have already signed cooperation agreements with the service.
Implementation of the Russpass project is being overseen by Moscow’s Tourism Committee jointly with the Department of Information Technologies.
The Department of Information Technologies of Moscow (DIT) has been rapidly developing and actively growing for the past 5 years. During these years we have created over a thousand systems and services and we are pursuing the target of launching around 300 new projects annually. Today, we are proud of having digitalized over 166 state services, this is obviously more than any other region of Russia. Moreover, within the last years we have created an outstanding number of 178 portals, including the official Mayor and Government of Moscow web-site “mos.ru”. Our systems cover over 60 industries and penetrate into each aspect of Moscow citizens’ everyday lives, our products and services include:
- Electronic queue for Civil registry office;
- Arrangement of remote medical appointments;
- Personal electronic medical records;
- Children assignment to kindergardens/schools/extracurricular activities;
- Providing schools with cutting edge technological equipment;
- Obtaining references, enquiries and services remotely;
- Numerous projects in housing and public amenities, starting from telemetrics and energetics to the possibility of submitting water usage information.
Current structure of the Department distinguishes up to 30 unique products and programs, including medical and education systems informatization, creation of crowdsourcing platforms, development of various resources and portals for Moscow and its citizens. We are aimed at continuing the process of effective informatization of the city with an emphasis on innovation development and advanced technologies application.