In 2018 Russian tourists spent almost 35 billion dollars abroad
Russia in 2018 is on the seventh line in the world in terms of spending of its citizens for travel abroad. This figure increased by 11%, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report.
In 2018, Russian tourists spent $ 34.5 billion abroad, which is 11% more than a year earlier. Russia ranked seventh among all countries of the world on this indicator.
During the overseas trips, tourists from China spent most, their spending increased by 5% compared with 2017 and amounted to $ 277 billion. The United States, whose citizens spent $ 144 billion and which is 7% more than a year earlier, is on the second position. On the third line is Germany (94 billion, plus 1%) and on the fourth is the United Kingdom (75.8 billion, an increase of 3%). Also the TOP-5 includes France (48 billion, plus 11%) and Australia (36.8 billion, plus 10%).
The eighth, ninth and tenth places were taken by Canada, South Korea and Italy, whose citizens spent 33, 32 and 30 billion dollars, respectively.
Tourists around the world, according to UNWTO, spent 1.7 trillion dollars in 2018, which is 4% more than a year earlier.
According to the statistics of the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia, following to the results of 2018, the citizens of the Russian Federation made 44.5 million trips abroad with various purposes, which is 4% more than a year earlier.