The average occupancy of Crimean hotels was 50% this season. Therefore, the region can be considered the most affected in this industry, its head Sergei Aksenov believes jpg” alt=”Aksenov called Crimea “the most affected region in terms of tourism” />

In Crimea, representatives of the tourist region this season faced a drop in tourist flow, the head of the region Sergey Aksenov said in an interview with RBC.

“As for the holiday season, it was, of course, affected by the lack of air traffic, — he said.— From January to June, 2.2 million people entered the republic. At the same time, Aksyonov added that these figures almost correspond to the level of the pre-pandemic 2019. “The current tourist flow is 32% lower than the same period in 2021, but it was generally an exclusive year, fat,” — he explained.

More than 815,000 tourists came to Crimea in June, and the average occupancy of hotels in the region was about 50%. The head of Crimea promised that by August 10, the Crimean authorities would submit support measures for the peninsula for consideration by the president and government.

“In terms of tourism, we are probably the most affected region. Therefore, we gathered hoteliers and found out that most often they ask for a monthly subsidy of the minimum wage, as was the case during the pandemic,— he explained.— They also take targeted loans from banks with a write-off for the next year if they meet the target. The closure of the Simferopol airport most of all contributed to the decline in performance, Aksenov added. When it opens depends on the decision of the military, the head of the region said.

Earlier, RBC wrote that in June the number of guests in Crimean hotels decreased by a third compared to last year, and the average occupancy rate was 50%. The flow of tourists to the peninsula began to decline at the beginning of the year: according to Rosstat, in January—March of this year, the number of guests in accommodation facilities turned out to be almost 35% lower than a year earlier— only 185.7 thousand people. In May of this year, about 330 thousand vacationers came to the peninsula— 37% less than in May 2021, when the tourist flow set a 30-year record (520 thousand people).

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In mid-July, Russia once again extended the ban on flights to airports in the southern cities of Russia. Until July 24, flights from 11 cities are prohibited— Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista.

Rosaviatsia restricted flights to airports in southern and central Russia on February 24, after the start of the military operation in Ukraine. The agency recognized the air zone near the Russian-Ukrainian border as unsafe for civil aircraft. The flight ban has been in effect for five months already.

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