The tourist flow from Russia to Germany grew by 17% in January and February 2017
“For the first two months of 2017, the number of nights of Russian tourists in Germany grew by 17%, reaching almost 300 thousand”, - said Alla Belikova the Head of the Russian department of the National Tourism Office of Germany (GNTO). "In the first quarter of 2017 the tourist flow began to grow, showing an increase of 17.6% (293 thousand nights), especially to Bavaria - 30%", - she reported. In January-February Russians received 20% more German visas than in the same period a year earlier. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, in 2016 Germany was visited by more than 1.05 million Russian citizens. Russia is among the top twenty countries where from foreign tourists come to Germany. According to tour operators, the most popular destinations for Russian tourists are the capital of Bavaria Munich, Baden-Baden resort, Berlin and Frankfurt. The trips are made for the purpose of tourism, business contacts, exhibitions and treatment. According to the marketing and tourism development manager of the Munich airport Florian Peach, in 2016 the passenger flow from Russia amounted 122 thousand people without taking into account transit passengers. By this indicator our country took the seventh line. At the same time, since November of the last year, the number of Russian passengers increases by 25-30% per month. Now we have 10 flights between Moscow and Munich per day by airlines Lufthansa, Aeroflot, S7, UTair. By 2030, Germany expects 7.2 million nights of Russian tourists, which almost five times more against 2016. By the way, in 2013 the Russian tourists spent 2.6 million nights here.
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.