In Crimea, announced record tourist arrivals

В Крыму заявили о рекордном турпотоке

In the Crimea in less than a year counted about 6.2 million tourists

In less than 2018, the number of tourists on the Peninsula exceeded the record-breaking 2012, according to local authorities.

With the beginning of the year the Crimea was visited by more than 6.16 million tourists. On Tuesday, October 9, said “the Minister of resorts and tourism” of the region Vadim Volchenko, Interfax reported.

According to him, it is 29% more than in the same period a year earlier and more than in all of record after the collapse of the USSR in 2012.

“Crimea in the number of tourists reached a record level for the post-Soviet period. The maximum was marked in 2012 – 6.1 million people (over the year),” said Volchenko.

According to him, about 1 million tourists, or 16% of total tourist arrivals, come across the border with Ukraine. “17% more than last year,” said the official.

Volchenko also reported that, on average, one tourist spends on vacation in the Crimea from 44 to 90 thousand rubles. “Thus, for the first nine months of 2018, the total flow of tourists has created a turnover of about 400 billion rubles,” – said the Minister.

“We expect that the total amount of tax revenues in the Crimea for nine months from tourism will be about 8%,” – said Volchenko.

Earlier in the Crimea said that by the end of the year, the expected growth of tourist flow from Ukraine to one million people.

We will note, last year in the Crimea counted 5.4 million tourists.

In 2018, the Crimea cancelled the introduction of a resort fee, hoping to “more pronounced effect” in a year.


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