Sochi Mayor Alexei Kopaygorodsky said that more than 6 million tourists have visited the city since the beginning of 2022.
The sanatorium and resort industry for the period January-September 2022 brought Sochi more than one billion rubles, which was a third higher than in 2021. In just nine months of 2022, 6 million tourists rested in Sochi, half of them in the summer.
“The guests appreciated our concept of high season high standards in all areas. This includes landscaping, infrastructure, environmental standards, and an increase in the level of service. This season, 18 hotels worked on an all-inclusive basis. There were 172 beaches, 38 of which passed the voluntary certification of the Federal Tourism Agency, confirming the high level. The beach infrastructure brought about fifty million rubles during the season,”, Alexei Kopaygorodsky wrote in his Telegram channel.
The Mayor of Sochi also said that a new Tourism Development Strategy is currently being developed. It is planned that it will fix the long-term rental of beaches, the placement of trade facilities, and will also take into account the distribution of tourists at all points in the city.