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12.04.2021, 13:06

I.Metshin: “It is important to maintain the momentum of the tourism industry, but strictly in compliance with all the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor”

The expected load of Kazan hotels for the May holidays is 70- 90%.

The tourism industry of Kazan is gradually returning to the pre-pandemic level. Experts forecast that the average occupancy of hotels for the May holidays will be from 70 to 90%, taking into account peak periods. Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of the city, noted today at the Business Monday meeting that the numbers are encouraging, but safety precautions must not be ignored.

According to the Association of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs of Kazan and Tatarstan, Kazan enters the top ten Russian cities for traveling on May holidays. Individual bookings prevail over group bookings. The hoteliers will keep prices in May at the level of 2019, and at peak periods, the maximum growth will be no more than 9%, said Daria Sannikova, Director of the Committee for Tourism Development of Kazan. According to her, the city has 245 accommodation facilities for 8,182 rooms and 2013 public catering establishments. The average load of the main facilities in March was 51.57%. Last year, this number was 30.66%, in 2019 – 53%.

Transport links are also being restored. The spring-summer schedule of the Kazan airport includes 33 domestic destinations.

Preparing for the new tourist season, the staff of the Committee for Tourism Development of Kazan carry out inspections of hotels, public catering establishments, the main sightseeing routes and organize various events. “Due to current restrictions, most of our events have been postponed. Such as gastronomic festival Delicious Kazan, Night Bike Fest, the winter KyshDaKar-fest and the festival of national costume KazanEthnicfest”, - said D.Sannikova.

“Even though we would like to return interesting and big events, we are forced to postpone them until better times, until the complete stabilization of situation. It is not the right time yet. We will protect both the residents and the visitors of the city”, - the Mayor stressed.

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