Tourist demand in the Crimea falls every year
"We are not rich enough to rest in the Crimea", "we have been in the past year, this chosen Turkey" ...
Alas, such a lot of opinions. I like a man in love in Crimea, hurt these words, but I pay tribute to justice - all that way. The ambiance pearls Tauris pales against the background of wild price flawed infrastructure, absence of normal logistics. From here and fall in tourist demand and the weather, Turkey ...
Crimea, a former leader of the most popular tourist requests in the Russian segment of the Google search engine by the end of 2015, is now down to 14th place. The second most popular after the directions of domestic tourism has taken Turkey, the third - Thailand.
Of course, the summer this year has come too late, and not just on the South Coast, and the sea for a long time to warm up. Perhaps this list of subjective factors ends. Then begins the long list of objective, some of them have accumulated over decades, and the opening of Turkey's not the most important of them.
This is only two points, which completely kill the desire of Russians to go to the Crimean Riviera.
Mostly Russians get to the south of the most conservative ways: by car or by train, airplane not everyone can afford, but about it later. But who wants to pay 1700 rubles for the car on the ferry one way (well, at least with queues out there figured out), and then make a detour in the 200-300 km and give big money for housing, whose quality leaves much to be desired?
"With the advent of the Crimean bridge Crimean tourist industry will begin to live a different life. By the 2019 season, when starting the movement of the automobile part of the Crimean bridge, we expect growth in tourist traffic by 20-30% ", - the minister said Resorts and Tourism of Crimea S. Strelbitsky. I would like to believe that the presence of a normal road and bridge portion induce the Russians to come back in the Crimea to come and meet with him.
And there is not even ordinary tourists, and RK Minkurortov hits the bell. "Hop in the Crimea costs by 30% - 40% more expensive than Sochi. And this difference is there is no reason, other than the desire of carriers to get profit. The Republic can not influence the situation, the issue can only be resolved at the level of the federation. However, all that has been achieved so far - check the validity of the tariff, which carries the FAS ", - said S. Strelbitsky on the Crimean Transport Forum.
Search flights on Momondo. py in Simferopol, Sochi and Antalya on the same date (29 July - 5 August) showed that fly to Sochi you can really cheaper than in Simferopol, while Antalya (Turkey) is almost the same price range. So, the cheapest round-trip ticket to Simferopol cost 12-15 thousand rubles in Sochi -. 10-12 thousand rubles, and in Antalya -. 14-16 thousand rubles..
In Moscow, they say that the state can influence the pricing process only by means of subsidies. Flights to Crimea subsidized, another thing that can take advantage of this subsidy is only a limited number of passengers.
About coops in Sevastopol Kacha I've written more than once.
But the problem is not that someone is set up, and the authorities until recently scratching their heads. The whole problem - there stop and pay for these shacks!
In the meantime, there is demand, there will be supply.
The more that hotels and tour operators simply inflated prices. "The realities of today - is that a tourist switched to the private sector. Today, because of the price, which put some hoteliers, they do not deserve the tourists. Tourist went into the private sector "- this is the opinion of the same Minister of Tourism. In May, 36% of tourists visiting Crimea chose the rest in the private sector. At the same time 48% of the tourists planning their holidays on their own, rather than through the tour operators. Turputevku in a decent hotel for a family (two adults and one child 6 years old) with full board (all inclusive) in the Crimea, in Antalya will cost about the same - 145 thousand rubles.. Tour package includes 14 nights of rest in the first half of August. In the Crimea, it is the hotel "Yalta-Intourist", in Antalya Grand Park Lara (five stars). However, in the Crimean tour package does not include airfare, unlike Turkey. And this is another plus 45 thousand. Rubles. Or here's a prime example - Gurzuf expensive than Italy.
The most expensive proposal on Turkey - is 20 thousand rubles in three-star hotel with the flight and all inclusive, whereas in the Crimea for 20 thousand rubles, you can only fly, plus a ride in a taxi from Simferopol to Yalta...
According Onlinetours.ru, the most popular type of tour in Crimea (with accommodation in a 3 * hotel for 7 nights) in the average price of 65, 3 thous. Rubles. Last year the figure was 40, 5 thousand.
And the prices in coastal restaurants and cafes? This is generally a separate song. The impression is that each institution is trying to supply a single customer to earn at once and on a monthly rent, and staff salaries. A transport? And the beaches? ..
Here is the opinion of a former campers, now give preference to Turkey, Peter Shkumatova:
"Unfortunately, in the Crimea is absolutely not developed tourist infrastructure. For example, a person who arrives at the airport of Simferopol, then fall prey to illegal taxi drivers who fight with holidaymakers on three skins. Many who are vacationing in the Crimea in the last year, were extremely annoyed absolutely no address transport issues. To get from the airport to the resort, or you have to pay big money to taxi drivers or need to dodge and wonder with public transport, which is very inconvenient and uncomfortable. "
In the Ukrainian peninsula was visited during 1, 5-2 million Russians, it was a stable figure. Over the past two years, the Crimea could attract 3, 5 million new Russian tourists to the 2 million regular customers. Many people visited the peninsula for the first time, came out of curiosity, climbed all the sights. However, the Crimea has not yet been able to catch them for a long time.
Fair marketing base of the peninsula - the ones 2-2, 5 million tourists, tourist industry experts say. In their view, if the tourists are accustomed to rest in the Turkish format "olinklyuziva" in a closed area, then they are returned to this this year. Surge of interest in the resort at the beginning of the Crimean spring, turn the head of the local hotel business, and quickly turned into a recession.
In fairness it should be noted that this year, with the decline of tourists faced not only Crimea, but also all the Black Sea coast of Russia -in Anapa and Gelendzhik situation is even worse. But it says only that a great opportunity to the Black Sea coast of Russia is almost not used for its intended purpose.
Here is another opinion. If the first sentence immediately controversial, with the last two, I definitely agree. Just would like to see positive changes occur faster and give a stable result.
In the meantime, my Crimea has yet to compete for regular travelers, so as not to be known as a one-off.