Sochi registered tourist growth in 2014
Five millions of people have visited Sochi in 2014
The amount of tourists in Sochi increased by almost 25% and reached 5 million people index, said on Monday the mayor of the resort Anatoly Pakhomov. On 9th February 2015 there was a meeting of the Public Council in Sochi, where winter season 2014-2015 was discussed. Noting the success of the winter season, the mayor said that in general the whole year was very successful for Sochi. In the pre-Olympic year, the resort received more than 3.8 millions of tourists, while the number of tourists after the Games has grown by 25%, according to RIA Novosti.
- In 2014, we moved five million figure of tourist traffic. Officially, the organized sector received 5.18 million. It is estimated that about half a million of guests - guests not covered by official statistics - are those who come on day trips or stayed with relatives, friends and acquaintances. The average annual occupancy of accommodation facilities was 79% - said Anatoly Pakhomov.
He added that Sochi became the leader of the economy of Krasnodar region in the resort area. The share of revenues from Sochi industry-wide boundary income was 57%.
It is expected to receive even more tourists the next year. President of the Association of Hoteliers of Sochi stated that Sochi hotels will provide last year prices in the next summer season 2015.