Chinese tourists continue to benefit from the weak rouble and increasingly visit Russia with tourist objectives. For the first time in 15 years, the number of travellers from China arriving on so-called visa-free lists can exceed half a million in one year. In the first nine months, China ' s visaless tour of Russia was 480,000 trips, twice as much as in the same period last year, to Gazet.Ru in the Mire Without Borders Tour Association.
Most often this year, Chinese tourists visited Moscow. Russia ' s capital had almost half of the visaless travellers from China, accounting for 215,000, twice as many as the first three quarters of last year.
In St. Petersburg, China ' s entry tour increased from 29,000 to 48,000 during the same period. The city recognizes that Asian travellers are the most promising avenue for cooperation at present, so they are developing new interesting routes. How reported In October, the City Tourism Committee, in St. Petersburg in 2015, there were four new red tours related to the history of the socialist revolution.
It is also interesting that 98 per cent of Chinese arriving in one of the capitals are necessarily travelling to another.
Chinese tourists have become more interested in Russia ' s regions and have reported to the association. In the Irkut region, for example, the number increased from 10,000 to 15,000. “Tur operators note the growing interest of Chinese residents in Baikalwhich underlines the growing popularity of ecotourism in Podnesbes, they say in Mire without Borders.
In Novosibirsk, the increase in arrivals was 168%, although the total was small, 5,100 in the first three quarters of 2015, compared to 1,900 in the same period of last year.
Chinese and Sverdlov are interested, not only in terms of rest. The main flow of visitors to the region from China on visa-free lists (which is more than 1,000 trips) came to business tourists.