Moscow and St. Petersburg were visited by 300 thousand Chinese tourists for the first 9 months of 2016
According to the Tourist Association "The World without Borders", within the visa-free exchange program Moscow and St. Petersburg were visited by nearly 320 thousand tourists for the first 9 months of 2016, which is 20% more than in the same period of the last year. According to the association, Chinese tourists spend on the average 3 days in Moscow and 3 days in St. Petersburg.
The executive director of the Tourist Association "The World without Borders" Svetlana Pyatikhatki said, that the low exchange rate, as well as the active promotion of recreation opportunities in Russia contributes a lot in increasing of incoming tourist flow. The same fact concerns the efforts of the “Visit Russia” office in China.
Chinese tourists are interested in holidays in Russia, highly appreciate a simplified visa formalities between our two countries. The number of tourists coming to Moscow within the group tourist exchange program accounts 80% of the total tourist flow from China. The growth dynamic of visa-free tourist traffic is rapid, only Moscow and St. Petersburg were visited by 30% more tourists for 9 months in 2016 than in the whole 2013. This is mostly due to the activity of presentation policy of our country on the Chinese tourism market.
In Moscow Chinese tourists prefer to visit the Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum, Kolomenskoye park, Novodevichy Convent, Arbat and Exhibition of Economic Achievements.
The “Visit Russia” office in China provids Chinese professional community by quality information about holiday opportunities in Russia.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.