"In general, by the end of 2020, 6 million 303 thousand tourists have recreated in Crimea. And our region is the only part of the Southern Federal District and the only region in the Russian Federation with positive annual revenues from the tourist industry in 2020", — Sergey Aksyonov said.
So, according to Rosstat (gov. statistic service), direct income of accommodation facilities – health resorts, boarding houses, resort hotels, tourist centers – during the 9 month period increased by 2% compared to the same period of the last year, amounting to 27.9 billion rubles. This once again shows that the tourism sector of the peninsula passed the difficult 2020 with dignity, the Head of the region emphasized.
"I think that the Crimean tourism industry, despite a very difficult year, coped with all the challenges. At the same time, there were no serious disruptions, outbreaks of morbidity or other problems, including during the New Year holidays. I am grateful to my colleagues for their professionalism and fruitful joint work. I am sure that we will continue to support each other and work in the same coordinated and effective manner for the good of the Republic and the whole country", — Sergey Aksyonov said.
In his turn, the Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea Vadim Volchenko emphasized that large-scale work was carried out in Crimea to prepare accommodation facilities for work under new conditions, taking into account all the relevant requirements of the Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Federal Consumer Protection Authority).
"It was a very difficult season for all of us, but the tourism industry of Crimea coped with the challenges of 2020, showing very high results both in terms of tourist flow and economic indicators. — the Minister said in an interview with RIA Novosti. – This unique year has shown that Crimea can work all year round and receive guests seven months a year even this time. And in the future, taking into account the development of infrastructure − all twelve months".
As reported, 239.7 thousand tourists recreated in Crimea during the New Year holidays, which is 14% more than the same period last year.