14 million people had rest in Krasnodar krai last year, in Crimea – 4.9 million
Summer time is getting closer. It’s time to plan the upcoming holiday. Turkey and Egypt remain closed for tourists, so this year the residents of Russia reached in the Crimea and on resorts of Krasnodar region as never before. It would seem that the ultimate dream for both authorities and for regional businessmen. But no. It turn out that domestic resorts are not ready for such an inrush of tourists, and the Federal Agency for tourism had to admit: on a preliminary reservation possibilities of Sochi and Crimea for tourists are exhausted.
YOU CAN GO, BUT DO YOU NEED IT?
14 million people had rest in Krasnodar krai last year, in Crimea – 4.9 million. According to Federal Agency for tourism it is a limit to the capabilities in holiday accommodation of regions. In Krasnodar krai, for example, now there are no available beds in hotels, and the booking the private sector is going on. A similar situation exists in Crimea.
– In the light of reservation our hotels and sanatoria are filled to 60-70% by the end of high season, – says Sergey Novikov, the Chairman of the Sudak city Council. – We had not for a long such indicators. I can say that even if those who wants to come to the height of the season no will appears, the season has already taken place for us!
By the way, the tourist accommodation is only a half of the problem. They still need to be delivered to the place of rest and transport facilities of the Crimea are not unlimited. What about those who haven’t booked a place by the sea? Where to go to take a rest?
– The possibility of the Crimea and the Krasnodar krai resorts for the tourists this year are depleted – this fact confirms Aleksey Konyshkov, Deputy head of the Federal Tourism Agency. – At a recent meeting of the coordination Council on development of domestic and inbound tourism we were talking that that the objects of these regions in “high” summer season is almost completely booked. But is possible to go for rest not only in the Crimea or Sochi. There is, for example, Altai. Or the North Caucasus, which is now ready to accept 10 million Russian tourists. We are talking about diversification. If you want a beach holiday, there are opportunities for that in Dagestan, Kaliningrad region and the Far East. In addition, we’re not talking about that if the possibility of the Crimea and the Krasnodar krai have been exhausted, the Federal Tourism Agency prohibits to go there. But you have to understand that the quality of the services will lose in conditions of dynamics of tourists in these regions. This also applies to the accommodation, and transportation conditions and many other aspects.
We’re not talking about that if the possibility of the Crimea and the Krasnodar krai have been exhausted, the Federal Tourism Agency prohibits to go there.
People in Crimea don’t are of the same view with leaderships of the Federal Tourism Agency. Local authorities are convinced that there is enough place for anybody who wants to come/
According to Allcrimea.net China promised tourists in 2015
At the end of last year we planned to take in 2016 about 4.9 million tourists. But then we didn’t understand clear the situation with energy supply, and this was reflected on the demand for tourism product, – says Sergey Strelbitskiy, the Minister of resorts and tourism of the Republic of Crimea. – Now booking has grown by 20%, so, based on the indicators that we have, we expect about 6 million tourists. Accommodation possibilities of the region will be enough with small hotels and boarding houses. Tourists will come through the passage. Is planning to carry twice more passengers in 2016 than last year. There is also an airport “Simferopol”, which delivers tourists from 47 regions of Russia, and this summer the geography will be expand to 58 destinations.
The press service of the “Sea Management” confirms that the capacity of the Kerch ferry line will be doubled. Now it can accommodate up to 50 thousand people and 10 thousand cars per day in each direction.
As to the Simferopol airport, according to the company’s management, the reconstruction of air gate was instigated to cope with the tourists’ traffic. As you remember, last year the airport served over 5 million passengers, and this year is ready to beat its own record once again. The Sevastopol authorities expect this season to start a civil Charter flights to the local airport “Belbek”. This will unweight the direction of Simferopol.