Crimea Plans to Make $2 Billion on Summer Tourism This Year

March 19, 2015 10:15 PM

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Crimea Plans to Make $2 Billion on Summer Tourism This Year

Crimean officials estimate that over 4 million tourists will visit the recently annexed peninsula's beaches this year, boosting the region's economy by up to 125 billion rubles ($2 billion), news agency RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

"We expect to welcome 4.3 million people to Crimea in 2015, most of them from Russia," Crimean Tourism Minster Yelena Yurchenko was quoted as saying.

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