PRIMORYE IS IN THE TOP-5 REGIONS OF RUSSIA BY QUANTITY OF FOREIGN TOURISTS

19 July 2017

PRIMORYE IS IN THE TOP-5 REGIONS OF RUSSIA BY QUANTITY OF FOREIGN TOURISTS

 

Primorye by the results of the survey took the 5th place in terms of the number of foreign tourists visiting the region in 2016.

The magazine “Rest in Russia” and the Information Communication Center “Rating” conducted an annual survey of the tourist attractiveness of the regions. Primorskiy Territory entered the top 5 regions of Russia most visited by foreign tourists.

In 2016 about 500 thousand people visited the territory, while for a period of more than one day, according to the Federal State Statistics Service, there were 145,483 tourists. According to the statistics of the Department of Tourism of Primorskiy Territory, the number of foreign citizens who visited the territory for a longer period of time is more than twice the official statistics and is 347,500.

It should be marked that the leader of a rating is Moscow. More than 2 million foreign tourists visited the capital of Russia last year. St. Petersburg is on the second place, it was visited by more than a million tourists. On the third there is the Krasnodar Territory, almost 263 thousand people traveled there. At the same time, one of the most popular resorts of the country - the Republic of Crimea - took only the eighth place with a tourist flow of just over 91 thousand foreign tourists.

According to the director of the Department of Tourism of Primorye Konstantin Shestakov, such indicators are the result of targeted work in several directions, the main one being the promotion of tourist products and resources of the region in the markets of Japan, South Korea and China, and the role of the cruise tourism.

We remind that last year, Primorye for the first time entered the TOP-10 Russian regions most attractive for tourists , as well as the top three most popular queries in the Internet search engines.