"The professionalism and responsibility of employees of the health resort and tourism sector of the Republic, as well as well-coordinated work and the attained mutual understanding between government and business helped to achieve these results. All this made it possible to prevent outbreaks of the disease during the high season, in the autumn with its record-breaking occupancy, and in the New Year’s holidays, ensuring stable operation of accommodation facilities. In connection with the epidemiological situation and the period of downtime, a number of administrative support measures in the tourism sector were taken ― this is the extension of the beach passports validity, all the benefits, subsidies and deferrals requested by the business, even those that were not envisaged at the federal level, were taken into account and implemented with the direct participation of the head of the Republic Sergei Aksyonov. The joint work of the economic block of the regional government, coordinated by Irina Kiviko, was well-organized, and the significant support and understanding of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea was provided," said Vadim Volchenko.
The demand for Crimea continues to grow. Thus, vacations in the off-season have become more popular almost 1.5 times compared to last year. The share of Crimean health resorts in the total sales in the health improvement sector was about 40%. Some health resorts and spa complexes have developed specialized programs for prevention of the respiratory system diseases in general, and for rehabilitation after suffering a coronavirus infection in particular.
As reported, 6 million 303 thousand tourists spent their vacations in Crimea in 2020.