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The Russians decided not to go to the occupied Crimea on may holidays.

At the may holidays in Russia-occupied Crimea came to 38% fewer Russians than last year.

This writes the Ukrainian Pravda with reference to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, based on the participants of the tourist market of the Russian Federation.

The popularity of trips to Russia during the may holidays (between 1 to 10 may) was markedly reduced. The representative of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Irina Tyurina indicates that the demand for domestic tours this year decreased by 15-20% compared to the same period last year.

General Director of tour operator “Dolphin” Sergey Romashkin differencial domestic flights. According to him, the most noticeable drop in sales during the may holidays showed Crimea, which had 38% fewer tourists than a year earlier.

The smallest decline in 15% showed Sochi, he adds .

Sales Director “Intourist” Sergey Tolchin including explains the refusal of the Russians to go to Crimea occupied by bad weather.

“For example, in the Crimea spring this season started very late last year with a similar situation we faced in September, when the cold had a negative impact on demand during the peak season,” he said.