As Resorts and Tourism Minister of Crimea Oleksandr Liyev reported at a sitting of the presidium of the Supreme Council on the preliminary results of a 2012 holiday season in Crimea, “this is a record, since similar number of tourists visited Crimea over the last whole year.”
According to him, this year the number of Russian tourists holidaying in Crimea grew. This year Russians accounted for 25% of all tourists, compared to 21% last year. In particular, Liyev said that the number of Russians rose from 1.42 million in 2011, to 1.52 million this year.
The number of tourists from CIS countries was 4% of the general flow, where 2% are Belarusian tourists.