Subject This article deals with the issues related to development of the tourist and recreation industry sector of the area of Greater Yalta. Objectives The article aims to analyze the prospects of development and assess the competitiveness of tourism and recreational industry in the area of Greater Yalta. Methods For the study, I used the methods of analysis and synthesis, comparison, as well as economic and statistical methods. Results The article presents and explains the calculated indices of development, competitiveness and capacity of the tourist and recreational branch of the area of Greater Yalta. Conclusions During the whole period of autonomy, Greater Yalta kept on advancing showing higher development indices as compared with the other regions of Crimea.
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