Monday, November 20, 2017

Tourism potential in Crimea to be discussed at Big Urals expo

Officials from the Sverdlovsk region and the Republic of Crimea are scheduled to discuss potential tourism development initiatives at the upcoming Big Urals forum in Yekaterinburg.

"At a roundtable discussion the officials and sector representatives will focus on prospects for development of tourist destination between Crimea and the Urals," a statement from the Sverdlovsk regional government said, according to Itar-Tass.

Crimean Tourism Minister Yelena Yurchenko will represent the republic at the forum, appearing with Vice President of the Urals Association of Tourism Sergei Buzko.

"Planes to Simferopol were filled to capacity during the season," Buzko said, according to Itar-Tass. "Crimean resorts have always been notable for their inexpensive quality services."

UTair and Ural Airlines are currently the foremost transportation companies connecting Crimea to the Urals. Both airlines have agreed to temporarily expand their services between the two areas to accommodate more tourists, Itar-Tass reports.

"From Yekaterinburg to Simferopol, two flights per week will be performed by an Airbus," a statement from Ural Airlines' press service said, according to Itar-Tass. "If the demand for the destination is high, we will make the flights more frequent."

A spokesperson from UTair confirmed that the airline is prepared to operate its services to and from Crimea and the Urals on higher-capacity planes to meet passenger demand.