January 8, 2023, 12:04 pm – Public News Service – OSN

Mayor Sochi Alexey Kopaygorodsky spoke about the record number of vacationers for the period New Year holidays. It is reported by TASS.

According to the source, Sochi received about 200,000 people during the New Year holidays. The head of the city noted that the winter season for the resort promises to be successful.

He also added that the city has a reliable and high-quality tourism infrastructure, which is in continuous development. So, by the beginning of the summer season, unified tourist information centers for vacationers will appear in the city. The sanatorium and resort industry in Sochi also continues to develop, Kopaygorodsky said.

The mayor of the city said that in 2022 Sochi updated the maximum tourist flow in 100 years, having received 7.2 million guests. Also, over the past year, the tourist flow increased by 4%. The sanatorium and resort industry in Sochi transferred more than 1.5 billion rubles to the city budget.

The source reports that three coastal strips of the city – “Mayak”, “Dagomys” and “Ostrov” – became the first eco-beaches in Russia. In addition, 23 more beaches were awarded the highest rating for quality and environmental friendliness.

The head of the city said that the resort authorities intend to continue to overhaul the beaches: 15 improvement projects are already being agreed, and about 60 more are being developed.

Previously broadcast by the Public News Service in “Honestly” Director of the Association of Small Tourist Towns Konstantin Anuchin told Vice-President of the National Union of the Hospitality Industry Inna Pekhova how to direct the tourist flow to small towns and where to go for the New Year holidays. More about tourism in small towns see material.