Analytical agency TourStat ranked the most popular tourist cities and regions of Russia in 2018. Primorsky Krai also entered the top five winners.
According to the agency’s website, the rating is based on an analysis of tourism in cities and regions of Russia in 2018, as of the end of the year. During this period, the number of tourists in the country exceeded 60 million people.
The TOP-3 of the most visited subjects included Krasnodar Region, which received 16.8 million guests, the Moscow Region, where 15 million people visited, and the Republic of Crimea with 6.7 million tourists. Primorsky Krai, together with the Leningrad and Vladimir regions, which received approximately 5 million travelers, shared the fourth line of the rating.
He is one of the five most popular tourist destinations and Vladivostok itself. Among the cities that caused the greatest interest among travelers this year, the first place was taken by Moscow – 23.5 million tourists. On the second line is located St. Petersburg – 8.5 million guests, the third was Sochi – more than 6 million people. Vladivostok, which received over 3 million travelers from January to December, ranked fifth.
Recall tourism is one of the most promising industries in Primorye. In recent years, new tourist facilities have been created in the region, large tourist complexes and clusters, new routes have been opened, dozens of major events have been organized and held. The level of service is constantly increasing: signs of tourist navigation are being placed, parking lots for sightseeing buses are being created, the network of international charter and regular flights has expanded. Active work is underway to promote the region in strategic markets.
As a result, the number of tourists to the region increases annually. If in 2015 about 2 million Russian and foreign guests visited the region, then in 2016 this figure was already 3 million, and by the end of 2017 it exceeded 4 million. This year, according to preliminary data, the tourist flow to the region exceeded 5 million people.
Add, the tourist attractiveness of the region is regularly celebrated at the federal level – the region occupies a leading position in the all-Russian thematic ratings and research. So, this year the region entered the TOP-10 National Tourist Rating, taking in it the eighth line and improving its performance compared with last year. Also in the top ten in the All-Russian competition of tourist information centers – 2018 entered the seaside TIC.