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Crimea Crisis Wreaks Havoc on Local Tourism



What happens to a travel destination when it becomes embroiled in political protest and armed conflict? Like Cyprus and Egypt before it, Crimea is about to find out.

Crimea’s cities and coastal regions boast beautiful resorts, centuries-old castles and black sand beaches. The peninsula has been considered a vacation destination since the late 1800s.

The annual high season for tourism to the Crimean peninsula begins in about a month, but flights in and out of the capital city Simferopol to anywhere but Moscow have ground to a halt. Travelers are canceling reservations as quickly as they can, and the outlook is grim. Read more…

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