In line with a partner agreement signed between Russia and China, a bidding procedure is now on in Crimea to select tourist operators for visa-free tourist exchange, reports the press service of the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea.

“The deadline for submitting bids from tourist operators willing to provide transportation, accommodation and catering services for Chinese tourists in 2016 is December 15, 2015,” says the statement released by the press service.

An agreement on visa-free tourist exchange was signed between Russia and China in February 2000.