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Monday, May 29, 2017

“Instead of Turkey and Egypt Russians for rest chose Abkhazia”


Hotels of Abkhazia fear that can not cope with the influx of Russian tourists. The number of early bookings so great that free rooms and rooms for the summer can end in April. Tour operators estimate that demand in this area exceeds last year’s indicators twice.


photo: Mikhail Kovalev

Since then, both and lost tourist flow from Russia, our compatriots began to frantically look to other areas. A great number of citizens made a choice in favor of Abkhazia. This led to the fact that in the middle of March, many locations in this country have been fully booked for peak season — July and August. Travelers were not confused by the prices, which have increased by 10-30 percent. However, even in this case, they are significantly lower than the prices on the Russian coast. Tour operators fear that if the interest will stay at the same level, very soon Abkhazia will have nothing to offer to host.

The fact that the country’s mandarins not build large hotels with 200-400 rooms. Local entrepreneurs invested only in the construction of mini-hotels and small private apartments, and these, judging from the huge demand, will not be able to provide shelter to everyone. Among the disadvantages of Abkhazia experts call and the almost complete absence of hotels of category 4 and 5 stars. And this is a very significant drawback for families who are accustomed to rest in a comfortable environment and in all inclusive. However, many travelers are willing to sacrifice some habits in the name of affordability and beautiful nature.

The most popular among Russian tourists in the coming season are Gagra and Pitsunda. As a large number of Russians came to rest in Sukhum, Gudauta, New Athos. Hotel owners are rubbing their hands in anticipation of profit, particularly nimble overturned the established prices and bully them even higher. In anticipation of the influx of visitors — because it was obvious after the resonant events in Turkey and Egypt — in Abkhazia steel in the strengthened pace to reconstruct old license plates foundations and embankments, improved sights and prepared for the opening of new restaurants and cafes.

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