OREANDA-NEWS. In the last month of summer, Sochi will retain the palm among the favorite tourist destinations. More than 850 thousand guests can come to the Black Sea resort. This, according to the head of the department of resorts of the Sochi administration, Svetlana Batyaykina, is the forecast for August. "Vesti Sochi" State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company reports about this on air "Russia 1" and "Russia 24".

The number could increase further, provided that the authorities are able to comply with all prescribed epidemiological requirements. For this, it is necessary to carry out a lot of explanatory work among vacationers, reports TASS.

Svetlana Batyaykina clarified: 4.13 million tourists have visited Sochi since January 1. In August, there is a slight decrease in the number of visitors to hotels in favor of those who stay in the private sector.

Mobile groups continue to work at the resort, which monitor compliance with the decree of the governor of the Krasnodar Territory and the instructions of Rospotrebnadzor. All tourists who come from August 1 to sanatoriums and hotels without vaccination and do not get it within three days can be fined from 1 to 30 thousand rubles.

Meanwhile, the participants in the study, which was conducted on the Internet by one specialized resource, called Sochi the most popular place to relax with friends.