Over 800,000 Chinese tourists expected in Russia in 2015
The number of Chinese tourists visiting Russia may double in 2015 and exceed 800,000, Alexander Fedin, head of the 'World Without Borders' travel association, said on Monday.
"In 2014 more than 400,000 Chinese tourists visited Russia," Fedin said at an opening ceremony of Visit Russia national tourism office in Beijing. "We are expecting preliminary the tourist flow from China to double this year."
Russian national tourism agency’s deputy head Sergey Korneyev said travelling to Russia is profitable for tourists due to low ruble exchange course.
"Russia has become more hospitable for Chinese guests," Korneyev said. "We are developing China Friendly program which creates comfortable atmosphere for tourists."
"We are also ready to expand the number of touristic routes," he said, adding that traveling to Russia may be combined with visiting Baltic countries or neighboring states such as Uzbekistan, which is interesting for Chinese tourists.
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.