Russian travelers vacations in Crimea more money than Ukrainians, which indicates a higher level of welfare, said 1st Deputy speaker of the Crimean Parliament Konstantin Bakharev.
"If you compare the number of tourists who came in the period of Ukrainian Crimea, we still lag behind, but not by the amount of funds that these travelers leave", - has declared Bakharev in the air of the Crimean radio station " Russia today ", reports RIA " Novosti ".
"This year, despite the fact that fewer people leave more money because a tourist from Russia is Usually richer than the Ukrainian tourist, and this affects the filling of local budgets and on the level of funds coming from those who are engaged in the tourism industry", - has specified the official. According to him, If Ukraine is a large part of the total flow of tourists to Crimea was Ukrainian, but now they are citizens of Russia. Bakharev noticed that on the first of September in the Crimea rested 3, 22 million tourists, which is 36% higher than last year. Every third vacationing in Yalta region. In addition, demand from tourists enjoyed Alushta, Evpatoria, Feodosia, Sudak, Kerch. In comparison with last year, According to first Vice-speaker, in the Republic at 30% increase in the number of stable operating accommodation facilities-hotels, hotels and resorts. There are already 539. The average occupancy rate is 60% in the past year ? 38%. The active phase of the holiday season in Crimea started on the 1st of may. A predictive indicator of the number of vacationers in 2015 is 4, 3 million people ? 15% more than in 2014. As of July 31, in the Crimea rested more than 2 million people. The average occupancy rate of resorts on the Peninsula is almost 70%. Most popular Yalta, Alushta, Evpatoria, Saki, and Bakhchisarai area. Crimea became one of the most popular destinations for tourists from Russia after the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia in March 2014. 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.