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SOCHI, January 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Health resorts and hotels in resort cities of the Krasnodar region, southern Russia, including in Sochi that hosts the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, have raised prices by ten percent on the average.
Three star hotels and resorts offering two buffet meals a day will charge 2,500 roubles or more (one US dollar buys about 33 Russian roubles), according to reports from the yearly tourism exhibition Resorts and Tourism.
Price changes have been caused by inflation and not just a desire to make money off tourists right after the Olympic Games, the director of the company organizing the exhibition, Yuri Zakharchenko, said. According to him, the current exhibition traditionally launching the sales of tours to Russian resorts proceeded not without difficulties.
“Because of the Olympic Games, many Sochi health resorts may expect visitors only starting from April,” he said. “Nevertheless, major resorts, such as Adler-Kurort, health resorts of Anapa and Gelendzhik, managed to sell out their packages for tour operators,” he added. This interest means that holidays in southern Russia are winning back their former popularity with Russian nationals.
Apart from accommodation, hotels built for the Sochi Olympics can offer a possibility of medical treatment and spa centers. These additional services make themsuccessful competitors on the market.
According to the regional ministry for tourism, almost 833 hotels in Sochi with more than 46,000 hotel rooms all in all have confirmed their star-ratings.