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31 August '18

Crimea increased budget revenues from tourism by 30%

Crimea increased budget revenues from tourism by 30%

The head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said that this year revenues from the tourism sector increased by 30% in the budget of Crimea, compared to last year. He also noted an increase in tourist flow to Crimea by 20%.

At the same time Aksyonov drew attention to the fact that now Crimea lags behind other resort regions of Black Sea basin on the service provided to vacationers. However, he assured that the situation will be able to change.

"The task is to create conditions so that the price and quality correspond to what is offered, including in terms of competition with the countries in Black Sea basin. We are lagging behind, objectively speaking, both from Turkey and Bulgaria in quality of services, but I think that it is possible to make up for it," he said.

According to Russiatourism the percentage of tourists coming to Crimea by car is about 50% this summer, having increased against the background of the launch of the Crimean bridge.

Travelling by private vehicles attracts lots of independent tourists today and allows them to freely make a route, according to the report of Russiatourism.

Earlier, the Minister of resorts and tourism of the Republic of Crimea, Vadim Volchenko, said that the tourist flow to the Peninsula exceeded 5 million people in late August, which is 1 million more than in the same period of 2017.

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