Crimea expects to receive 5 million tourists in 2023
"If we are talking about reservations, we already have about 20-25% for most hotels operating on New Year's holidays offering New Year's programs," he added.
According to him, this is a normal indicator, since the average booking rate in the country is 30-35%, and the closure of air traffic and logistical restrictions have led to a tendency to reduce the number of bookings in 2022 and 2023.
"We understand that during the period of sanctions restrictions, it is difficult to predict logistics for a long period of time, but I am sure that this year has shown good economic indicators," Volchenko added.
According to the minister, the tourism sector of Crimea is able to receive more than 9.5 million per year, as it was in 2021. The republic is actively building new hotels, including modular ones, reconstruction and innovation of existing accommodation facilities.