PCT: tourist business lost due to the coronavirus to about 1.5 trillion rubles

the Russian travel industry for the last six months have lost 1.5 trillion rubles due to the situation with coronavirus. To restore the tourism industry to pre-crisis levels will take at least a year and a half. This was stated by the head of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Andrew Ignatieff, referring to estimates of the Federal tourism Agency.

As reported “Interfax”, Ignatiev said that the current situation in the industry began to change for the better. The entire tourism industry of the Russian Federation employed about 2.5 million people, and with related industries — 5-6 million Ignatyev pointed out that regions have already started tours, and expressed the hope that the tourist industry will be one of the drivers of the Russian economy.

According to the PCT, 80% of Russians go on holiday in summer to the sea, so first of all opened the Crimea and Sochi. Ignatiev also said that in connection with the security measures coronavirus residence in Crimea has risen by 5-6%, but decreased the price of the flight.

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