In March 2020 loading of placement funds corresponds to the level of the previous year, Vadim Volchenko

The Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea
23 March 2020

The load of placement funds in March 2020 corresponds to the level of the previous year. This was announced by the Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea, Vadim Volchenko, at a meeting of the operational staff to prevent the spread of coronavirus under the leadership of the Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksynov.

«As of March 19, 2020, 271 collective accommodation facilities with a capacity of 49.1 thousand beds are functioning on the territory of the Republic of Crimea. As of March 19, the average load of collective accommodation facilities of the Republic of Crimea is from 30 to 50% in accordance with the load of last year», the Minister said.

In addition, according to the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea, there are also about 20-30 thousand unorganized tourists in Crimea.

«Stocks of disinfectants in health resort and hotel organizations are from 1 to 4 months. In the coming days, we will visit all major tourist facilities and personally monitor the implementation of previously given recommendations for receiving tourists on high alert. Today, we will also hold a meeting with the participation of heads of sanatorium and hotel organizations, Rospotrebnadzor, the Ministry of Health on proper training», said the Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea, Vadim Volchenko.

Currently, the booking of hotels and resorts for the summer period is from 35 to 90 %. In terms of cancellations, hotels and resorts receive single requests for cancellation, which is comparable to the period before high alert.

«In addition, we note a significant increase in bookings from leading tour operators of the Federal», said the Minister.

According to information provided by 29 tourist operators of the Republic of Crimea, the current drop in bookings of tourist packages for inbound and domestic tourism, confirmed by payment in 1-2 quarters, is not actually observed.

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