More than 3 million tourists visited Crimea for the period from January this year
More than 3 million tourists visited Crimea for the period from January of this year, said Minister of resorts and tourism of the region Elena Yurchenko on Thursday at the meeting of the parliamentary Department of the state Council of the Republic.
Total rested in the Crimea, according to the information at the end of September amounted to 2, 7 million people. According to the results of the season it was expected that this figure will be Over 3 million.
" In the morning of 2 October in the airport " Simferopol " came 3 million 1st tourist, he arrived at the site of the Crimea on vacation, " said Yurchenko.
by her expression, despite the pessimistic forecasts of some experts, the holiday season in Crimea took place. The majority, on the Peninsula this year rested citizens of Russia.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the regions of Russia after the referendum in March 2014, when a Large number of residents were in favour of secession from Ukraine and entry into Russia.
Crimean authorities by December intend to create and adopt a state program on development of tourism and resorts, the goal of which is to turn the Crimea in the near future in an international, year-round, competitive tourist center of Russia.