Crimea was a popular travel and tourism destination in Ukraine, and now is still a popular travel and tourism destination in Russia. It’s party time in Crimea again.
Sanction by the west against Russia is an opportunity for tourism, and arrivals by British or American visitors are showing results.
While Washington is expanding its sanctions against Moscow and Kiev is threatening to penalize all foreign ships calling at Crimea, American and British tourists are enjoying their vacations on the peninsula.
In June and July 2015, 31 tourist yachts visited Crimea, including 11 vessels from the US and seven from the UK, the Russian Border Guard Service reported.
A Tripadvisor discussion on visiting Crimea for Americans shows that such journeys have posed no problems.
Crimea held a referendum on the peninsula’s future in March 2014. Over 96 percent of the population voted for reunification with Russia.
Neither Ukraine nor the United States have recognized the Crimeans’ choice.