After its reunification with Russia, the breakaway region of Crimea is bracing for an influx of Russian tourists who have hastily changed their vacation plans to pass the summer on the peninsula’s sprawling Black Sea beaches, a senior Crimean official said Thursday, May the 15th.
“We welcome the people from other Russian regions who have decided to support the Republic in this crucial moment,” Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“We’ve registered a hike in passenger turnover at the Simferopol airport,” he said, adding Crimean sanatoriums were in for an extraordinarily busy summer.
“We can confirm that all our sanatoriums and resort facilities, including 176 major ones, will be full-to-bursting over summertime, from June 1 to approximately September 15,” the minister stressed.
He said the Crimean authorities were negotiating additional traffic routes, with Russia’s Novorossiysk and Anapa ports to run ferry services to Crimea.
Wow! We are the lucky ones! Booked all our flights and going to take ferry from Anapa port to Yalta in July 2014!