The Head of the Crimean Parliament Committee for Sanatorium-Resort Complex and Tourism Alexei Chernyak is hopeful direct international flights to Crimea will resume soon. In 2016 the region welcomed almost 6 million tourists, many from within Russia.
Last Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the Kerch Strait bridge project, overseeing the progress of one of the region’s most critical economic projects.
In news from Crimea, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has just signed a decree naming more than 220 cultural heritage sites in Crimea. The decree creates a legal framework for setting about preserving, popularizing, and protecting cultural heritage on the Crimea peninsula.
In September RIA Novosti announced a possible China investment in the Crimea via the head of the Chamber of Commerce of Simferopol, Alexander Basov.
On Monday the WTM Vision Conference in Moscow kicked off and already tourism figures for Russia emerge as a big topic. According to new research, Russia’s poor image in the western world drastically affects inbound tourism form American and western Europe as well. If Sochi were Disney World Mickey would have already been whacked by the mob.