Sunday, June 3, 2007

Crimea breaking records in number of tourists

To date Ukrainian resorts are full with holidayers to 51%, which is the highest performance over the recent years and proves growing attractiveness of the peninsula's resorts, Deputy Minister for Resorts and Tourism of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Maryna Slesariova said.

According to her, most tourists have come from Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Turkey, Germany and this year from Great Britain.

Still, she said laws need to be improved to develop tourism and complained that the program of Crimea development, as the all-the-year-round resort, which was adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers three years ago, has not been financed so far.

There are 600 resort-recreational establishments of different property forms in Crimea. During the recent years Crimea is annually visited by 5.2 million tourists all-the-year-round.