Russians are booking holidays in Dagestan en masse after the attacks in Crimea
Russians stopped traveling to Crimea after attacks on the peninsula and news of Ukraine’s plans to retake the region in 2023. As an alternative to recreation, citizens choose Dagestan. In the hotels of the republic, there are practically no free rooms left for the summer, writes Turdom, citing travel agencies.
The most acute shortage is felt in facilities with a high level of service on the first line from the sea. “We booked accommodation for the May weekend in January, and there were no empty rooms in the selected hotel anyway,” said one of the travel agents.
For example, all rooms at Sea Zone 3* in Derbent are sold out for the first two months of summer. In hotels “Europe” 4 * and Golden Beach 4* from June, only apartments costing 92-98 thousand rubles for two weeks remained. In the same month, you can relax in the Jami complex on the seashore between Makhachkala and Caspian. The room will cost 63 thousand rubles for two weeks, but reservations are closed for July and August.
Meanwhile, toRoman hoteliers suffer from a lack of potential guests and try to attract tourists with loyalty programs and discounts of up to 30%. Despite this, there are still few volunteers, said Vadim Volchenko, Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic. According to him, in 2023, recreation in the Crimea has become the most affordable compared to other regions.
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the airport in Simferopol was closed. In the north-east of Crimea (Armyansk, Dzhankoy, Kerch, etc.) a high level of terrorist threat persists indefinitely. President Vladimir Putin also established a mid-level response mode across the peninsula.
At the end of October, it was reported that in 10 months Over 5 million tourists visited Crimea in 2022 compared to 9.5 million in 2021. TUrpotok finally fell in August, when the first major took place incident: munitions detonated at Saki military airfield. One person was killed and 14 injured in the blasts.
Subsequently, attacks on air bases, airfields and military depots in Belbek, the villages of Gvardeyskoye and Dzhankoy were recorded. In October, the Crimean bridge was blown up. Air defense was launched in Sevastopol, Kerch, Eupatoria, Bakhchisarai and other settlements. Drone attacks still happen.
Earlier, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the country, Kirill Budanov, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would retake Crimea by the summer. “Crimea will be returned to us. I will say more: it all started in Crimea in 2014 and will end there,” he said.