ОПРОВЕРЖЕНИЕ | DISPROOF
HOW MANY TOURISTS HOLIDAY IN THE CRIMEA DURING THE NEW YEAR
According to estimates of passenger traffic data, the data of the municipalities in the tourist territories of the Crimea during the New Year holidays on December 28, 2019 – January 12, 2020 resulted in the Republic of Crimea reporting a thousand tourists, which is 10% higher than during the New Year holidays 2018-2019.
Observers find this figure too high. Their reasoning is the imperfect method of calculation. Almost everyone is considered a tourist: both those who really came to vacation and the Crimeans themselves, who repeatedly travel to mainland Russia via the Crimean Bridge to shop or make money in the neighbouring Krasnodar region.
The principle of “counting each and every one” was criticized by Crimean leader Sergei Aksyonov himself a few years ago, but since then there has been no change in methodology.
At the same time, experts have repeatedly noted that given the current capabilities of the Crimea it is not impossible to accept the declared number of tourists – transport, hotel and beach infrastructure simply do not allow this.