According to news from Simferopol, offshore cruises have begun off Crimea for a tourist season officials expect will see 6 million visitors to the peninsula.
Crimea entices vast investor potential
In September RIA Novosti announced a possible China investment in the Crimea via the head of the Chamber of Commerce of Simferopol, Alexander Basov.
Putin Moves to Assist Crimea Travel
According to reports from Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into effect travel promotional legislation including dropping the VAT tax on air travel starting June 1, 2014. Currently the VAT for air travel in Russia is 18%, according to the Voice of Russia.