Senator from Crimea did not see hoteliers “conspiracy” in the rise in prices

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The rise in prices for tourist accommodation in Crimea is due to the rush growth in demand for summer vacations on the peninsula. This was announced on Saturday, April 17, by the senator from the republic Olga Kovitidi.

“I think that there is no cartel agreement between hoteliers (in Crimea), prices have not risen in all hotels. Where prices have been raised, they justify this with various arguments, including the rush demand for summer vacations in Crimea and the advance booking of a significant part of the room stock, “RIA Novosti quotes her.

At the same time, the parliamentarian pointed out that the Crimean authorities have an understanding that hotel accommodation should be available to people.

“We understand that this is a business, but hotel owners, hoteliers must understand that demand is generated by consumers with different incomes, which means that hotel prices should be such that everyone who comes to Crimea can really use the right to rest,” Kovitidi emphasized. …

She recalled that Crimea has become popular with tourists since 2014. Since 2019, the growth in the number of tourists visiting the peninsula has exceeded 20%. At the same time, in 2020, even taking into account the coronavirus pandemic, 6.3 million tourists visited Crimea in six months after the restrictions were lifted. In 2021, an influx of more than seven million tourists is expected in the republic, the senator said.

According to her, the Crimean authorities are focusing their efforts on making the rest in Crimea this year “even brighter, more interesting and safer.”

On the eve of the general director of the network of travel agencies “Pink Elephant” Alexan Mkrtchyan told Izvestia that holidays in Russian resorts have risen in price by 15-30% after the closure of Turkey. To a greater extent, prices rose in the Crimea, to a lesser extent – in the Krasnodar Territory.

On April 15, the head of the republic, Sergei Aksyonov, assured that the enterprises of the sanitary and resort sector would not be closed and that there were no plans to strengthen sanitary measures in Crimea as a whole.