More than three million tourists came to Crimea since the beginning of 2015, told reporters on Thursday the head of Department of the state Council of the Republic of sanatorium-resort complex Alexey Chernyak.
As stated before, the holiday season is on the dynamics of the arrival of tourists exceeds indicators of last year almost on 20%. Moreover, 90% of tourists in Crimea - citizens of Russia, 10% - citizens of foreign countries, the majority of residents of Ukraine. The most popular among tourists are the cities and towns of the southern coast of Crimea - here own vacation spend More than half of all holidaymakers.
"Has already exceeded 3 million. Terminal and airport are working at the limits: 40 thousand people a day at the crossing, about 35 thousand people at the airport (all routes), plus the border with mainland land - Usually 15-17 thousand crossings per day. Usually about 50 thousand people coming to the Crimea every day, even if only fifty percent - 25 thousand travellers, every four days is coming to us 100 thousand people, " said Chernyak.
He said that, according to last week, in the Crimea came to rest 2 million 800 thousand tourists." So consider today is definitely More than three million there, " said Chernyak. In the statistics, According to the head of the Department, not included travel to the Crimea and the Crimeans themselves, spending their holidays at the seaside or in the mountains.
Crimea became one of the most popular destinations for tourists from Russia after the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia in March 2014. In the past year in the Crimea was visited by 4 million tourists. Federal and regional authorities have positioned the development of the tourism industry As one of the development priorities of the region, activity in the Crimean direction demonstrate Russian airlines and tour operators.