Impacts of the Entry of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation on its Tourism Industry: An Exploratory Study

Tourism Management, 54, 162-169

18 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2015

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Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM); Zangador

Kateryna Idzhylova

Independent

Craig Webster

Ball State University

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

In a very unique political scenario, Crimea was integrated into the Russian Federation in 2014, making the legal, political, and economic environment in which the tourism and hospitality industries in Crimea very different from what it had been. In this research, we surveyed the managers of 60 hotels and 31 travel agencies in Crimea to learn about how their businesses were impacted by the Crimea’s entry into the Russian Federation and how they have responded to the changes in the macro-environment. The findings indicate that travel agencies and hoteliers have responded differently to the crisis and have very different concerns regarding the way in which this political event has impacted upon their industries.

Keywords: Crimea, Russia, secession, sanctions, politics, impacts on tourism, travel agencies, hotels

Suggested Citation

Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Idzhylova, Kateryna and Webster, Craig, Impacts of the Entry of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea into the Russian Federation on its Tourism Industry: An Exploratory Study (2016). Tourism Management, 54, 162-169. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2706457

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13 Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria
+359 898 680713 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.vumk.eu

Zangador ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

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Kateryna Idzhylova

Independent ( email )

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Craig Webster

Ball State University ( email )

2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306
United States

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