Businessman Aleksandr Gorny, a native of Moscow living in Koktebel, connects the lack of tourists in the Crimean city with excessively high prices for air tickets and "the weak promotion activity of the Crimea on the mainland."
In the beginning of May, the so-called Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Crimea Sergey Strelbitsky reported that in this season the peninsula had the chances to "beat the records of attendance" over the last two years.
According to the "Minister", since early 2017, 400 thousand tourists have visited the Crimea.
Earlier QHA reported that in late April tour operators in the Russian Federation and the occupied peninsula recognized that demand for recreation in the Crimea has fallen noticeably. In particular, demand for tours in the May holidays fell by 50%, and in some places - by 60%.