South of Russia is expecting a record flow of tourists

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The South of Russia records an increase in demand for recreation among Russians and hopes for record figures compared to previous years, Izvestia was told in the relevant departments of the regions. In particular, in the Krasnodar Territory, they noted that in January-March they received 15% more tourists than in the same period of 2020.

“Last year, over the three summer months, the resorts of the Krasnodar Territory received more than 6.2 million tourists. In the 2021 season, we can expect an increase. Taking into account the opinion of tour operators and hoteliers, we predict that this year, from May to September, the resorts of our region will receive more than 10 million guests, ”the Krasnodar department added.

They also noted that the region is ready to receive tourists from all over the country, including those who were planning a vacation in Turkey. In Crimea, they promised to try to meet the needs of everyone.

“The number of tourists who have rested on the peninsula since the beginning of the year is already 20% higher than the indicators of 2019, which is recognized as a record for the entire post-Soviet period. In 2020, there were 6.3 million tourists, which is more than 1 million less than in 2019, when there were 7.4 million tourists in Crimea. We have not yet felt a surge, but there will be a slight increase in tourist traffic, ”the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea told Izvestia.

The Rostov region is also optimistic about the summer season, where they emphasized that, given the unstable situation with the coronavirus, it is not yet possible to predict indicators for 2021, however, they cited positive statistics at the beginning of this year. The demand for recreation in the region compared to the pre-pandemic period has increased by 15%, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Rostov Region told Izvestia. The Ministry of Tourism and Health Resorts of the Stavropol Territory said that over the past month, the number of bookings increased by 50%.

ATOR Izvestia was told that Russians are reorienting to Russian resorts, and this will lead to increased demand for 3 to 5-star hotels, which will not be enough for everyone.

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