According to the Association of Tour Operators of the Russian Federation, the number of tourists planning to spend holidays in Abkhazia is growing and the volume of bookings is high compared to the previous year. The Alean tour operator reported a 15% increase in sales, the Dolphin tour operator - a 40% increase, and the Intourist says the bookings increased by 3.5-times.
The early booking period ends on March 31 and according to tour operators, the number of booked tours reaches 30-50% of the total at this stage. Bookings of tours to Abkhazia will continue at an active pace after the March 31 deadline, which is facilitated by a limited choice of outbound destinations and high prices for holidays in the resorts of the Krasnodar Krai and Crimea.
It is expected that summer vacations in Abkhazia will be 20% cheaper than in Adler (Krasnodar) and 25% cheaper than in Crimea. Among the three most popular Abkhazian resorts of the 2021 summer are Gagra, Bichvinta and New Athos. On average, Russians plan to spend eight to eleven days in Abkhazia.