The expenditure of Russian tourists in China increased seven-fold for the year
“In 2017, Russians spending in China increased seven-fold”, - according to the results of the Yandex Money service resource. The experts analyzed the payments that people made with the help of Yandex Money cards in the first half of 2016 and 2017. "The number of Russian payers in China grew by 63%, and the average check of the Russian tourist grew 4.8 times. The number of payments increased by 46%", - noted the press service of the service. “The largest number of tourists was in December, March and May 2017. Russian tourists visit China, as a rule, without cash, they prefer to take Yuan in ATMs in China”, - said the company. "Most Russians spend money by bank cards for accommodation in hotels and apartments, food and alcohol in restaurants and bars, as well as make a large number of purchases in clothing shops", - added the press service. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, 1.67 million Russians visited China in 2016 and in the first quarter of 2017 - 430 thousand tourists.