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
Date Written: 2016
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
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