SEVASTOPOL, August 24. /TASS/. Velvet season in Crimea will attract no less than 800 thousand tourists. This forecast was announced on Thursday TASS the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov, in the framework of his working visit to Sevastopol.

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“I believe that about 800 thousand people, maybe more, will visit Crimea during this period [velvet season],” said Safonov.

He added that the tourists come to the Crimea. “I want to emphasize that the Crimea is a resort all year round, then every time tourists come. So everything is fine, runs a very successful tourism season this year”, – said Safonov.

Velvet season is usually called period in late summer – early autumn when the heat subsides significantly in the resorts, but during the day the temperature is still comfortable for rest .

As previously reported, according to the Ministry of resorts and tourism of Crimea, in January-July 2017 in the Republic rested about 2.8 million tourists, which is about 5% lower than the same period last year. The head of the regional branch of the Russian Union of tourist industry in the Crimea and Sevastopol Boris Zelinskiy noted that the reason for this was the discovery of a Turkey, the strengthening of the ruble and the high cost of air travel. According to him, in the velvet season in the Crimea will be able to “get” tourists.