Foreigners in hotels
International tourism plays an important role in the global economy. It is hard to imagine, but more than 9% of world GDP is formed at the expense of international tourism.
The face of international tourism
Chinese in Russia
Not so long ago, the face of international tourism were most often Europeans. Having enough money and time to travel, guests from Europe were the most frequent foreigners in hotels. However, time does not stand still, Europe suffered a crisis and now an international tourist most often turns out to be a resident of China.
The rapid growth of the economy of China has led to the fact that gradually the standard of living in the country has grown and people have the opportunity to travel. Now China is the leader in terms of international tourism market. For 2014, analysts estimate that more than 115 million Chinese will travel abroad. It is noteworthy that more than half of them will go on a journey not for the first time.
In addition to the inhabitants of China, Brazilians and residents of India are beginning to actively travel.
Where in Russia are foreigners
The Russian Federation is an integral part of world international tourism. Naturally, the largest flow of tourists falls on Moscow and St. Petersburg, as the largest cities in the country with an abundance of historical monuments. It is Moscow and St. Petersburg that are most often represented in world tourist ratings. It is curious that the capital is leading in several ratings as the most expensive city for tourists. And to visit a landmark or get to any part of the metropolis with us at times cheaper than, for example, in Europe. Very expensive in Moscow to eat.
Due to past international competitions, such Russian cities as Sochi and Kazan became famous for foreign tourists.
Slowly increasing activity of tourists is also noticeable with respect to Russian cities previously unknown on the international tourist market. First of all, this is due to the right investments in the development of the tourism sector. In many cities of the Golden Ring there are historical monuments that can contend with the Moscow Kremlin, but there is no tourist infrastructure. If the interest in investors’ historical monuments of Russia does not weaken, it is quite expected that new Russian names will appear in international tourist ratings.