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Monday, January 16, 2017

Authorities considered spreading the message about the loss of interest of Russians to Crimea

Media reported that in the new holiday season, the Russians began to lose interest in Crimea, allegedly due to poor service. Local authorities have considered such information representatives and gave their statistics.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Previously, “Kommersant” citing its sources reported that Russian tourists in 2016 prefer the resorts of the Caucasus, the rest in Crimea. Supposedly, a spoiled Turkey and Egypt’s tourists from Russia spooked the level of service in the Crimean health resorts.

Read more: media: Crimea began to lose popularity among Russian tourists

Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Ruslan Balbec, who oversees the tourism sector. Categorically denied these data.

According to him, the source of “Kommersant” – a travel Agency that sells tickets, and these data are more dependent on the ability to sell tourism product, and therefore are “representativity”.

Or, suggested Balbec, an information box stuffing, to discredit the tourist Crimea.

According to him, this year the number of tourists in Crimea will increase to 600 thousand, which is two times higher than last year. “Overall, we expect to increase tourist flow by 30%, compared to 2015 year”, — said Balbec.

It is worth noting that the tour operators this year have predicted the return of Ukrainians to the resorts of the Crimea. According to them, will come to the Peninsula about 10-15 thousands of citizens Square.

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