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Tourist boom on seaside resorts of Abkhazia2009-07-01 17:04
Abkhazia is in great demand among vacationers in the height of holiday season. The statistics show the interest to health resorts of the young republic is even higher than in record 2007. What's the reason?
A warm sea, a blue sky and nature's beauties - what else does a person need for a good vacation? Sure reasonable prices - especially in the middle of the global financial crisis that has hit practically all of us. Anyway we all need a break from work. Before going on holiday people start looking for offers they can afford. And this year Abkhazia can boast handsome prices (accommodation & meals cost RUR 1300 on average) and a wide selection of holiday destinations.
Gradually Sukhum is regaining steadily occupied top position in the rating of post-Soviet holiday places that was lost last summer. And this is not only because of August 2008 events that contributed significantly to the churn of holiday makers from the Caucasus but due to the economic upturn of the new republic. As is known Russian investments brought to the Abkhaz treasury this spring allowed local authorities to be specifically attentive to the recreation industry.
All sanatoriums and holiday hotels in the republic were reconstructed, the service industry is developing. In May 2009 a republican yacht club Arma was opened. As MK.ru reports now any person can go on a mini cruise along the Abkhaz coast up to Sochi. The famous apery in the capital is now under repair, a children's water park operates in Gagry and tourists can make use of jet boats, go sky-jumping, go diving and visit the first bowling club that was opened early this year.
By the beginning of the holiday season a lot has been done with the local sights. As Tengiz Lakerbay, head of State Committee on Health Resorts and Tourism who visited Ritsin National Relict Park said - positive changes are evident. According to him the park which is immensely popular with the vacationers is completely ready to welcome tourists this holiday season. Besides Lakerbay made the following recommendation to the managers of holiday facilities of Abkhazia: "Lower prices, let the tourists enjoy their stay in the republic, - Caucasian Knot quotes. - We must carry out the right pricing policy. Today we can attract tourists with our quality and prices".
The first month of summer showed that the policy of attracting tourists is fully justifying. The rise in bookings and interest to the Abkhazian destinations can't be left unnoticed, - Tourprom reports.
Though the swimming season in the republic starts in May to end in September sales in some popular hotels are high for October too. It is of interest that those who decided to spend their vacation in Abkhazia don't save money on accommodation preferring high-level facilities.