During the may holidays in the Crimea rested over 175 thousand People, which is almost 60 thousand More than last year, said the Minister of resorts and tourism of the Republic of Elena Yurchenko.
"Ended the may holidays. 27 April eleven may in the Crimea rested around 175 thousand Tourists. Of which 34 thousand Tourists From Ukraine and about 3 thousand foreign citizens ", - said Yurchenko. In her expressions, in the amounts used data of Federal migration service and border service of the Peninsula. The average percentage loading of accommodation facilities amounted to about 40%, but in practice, all major accommodation facilities were filled from 80 to 100%, RIA " Novosti ".
The Minister said that the most popular among tourists enjoyed the southern coast of Crimea - Yalta region." Rest in Yalta chose 31% of tourists, 30% chose to Rest in Evpatoria-Saki region, and you've got to say that the so-Western Crimea rather productive comes on the heels of the Big Yalta and again argues that healthcare tourism, medical tourism are those preferences that are chosen by the tourist sample 2015 ", - said Yurchenko. Travelers had arrived in the Crimea by air (38, 8% of total passenger traffic), the ferry across the Kerch crossing (37, 4%), cars from Ukraine (23%). Yurchenko noted that most of the tourists were From the Russian capital and Saint Petersburg, as well as From the Central and southern regions of Russia. According to Yurchenko, the Crimea is developing a programme to expand the scope of the holiday season, which will give the opportunity to make the Peninsula a year-round resort." We are completing the development program associated With a list of the tools, those activities, certain " road map ", which is necessary for Crimea to become in fact a year-round tourist center of the Russian Federation ", - said the Minister, noting that the emphasis in the creation and implementation of the program will be placed on the modernization and restoration of objects of sanatorium-resort complex. She added that all the beaches in Crimea, except for "children" and " treatment ", will be open for free visits of tourists. Now preparing the relevant document. However, During the stay of Crimea From Ukraine, the owners of private beachfront hotels, boarding houses or hotels often fenced part of the beach for recreation only for its guests. The holiday season in Crimea began on 1 may. As reported by the print edition OPINION, Russian travelers, who in a moment replaced the Ukrainians asked the Crimean tourism new direction for development. A predictive indicator of the number of vacationers in 2015 amounted to $ 4, 3 million tourists, which is 15 percent more than visited the Crimea in 2014. In the past year for the may holidays in the Crimea was visited by about 116 thousand People. This year, the Ministry of resorts and tourism of the predicted figure of 125 thousand Vacationers.