Moscow witnessed record 84% jump in tourism last year

Travel and Tour World | April 25, 2019

Moscow witnessed record 84% jump in tourism last year
Tourist numbers jumped in Moscow to a record 23.5 million visitors and total volume of tourist consumption and turnover of festivals in Moscow has reached US$13 billion in 2018.The unique blend of the Russian capital’s heritage sites and modern attractions is proving an irresistible combination for the tourists. Compared to 2010 with 12.8 million visitors, the number of visitors to the city has increased by 84 per cent.The successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup last year – which attracted 4.5 million tourists and recognised as the best ever by the FIFA Council – is part of the city’s long-term strategy to increase tourist numbers.The Moscow City Tourism Committee – the official body promoting the city as a tourist destination – will be present in full strength at this month’s Arabian Travel Market (April 28-May 1).

Spotlight

The travel and tourism industry is booming. During 2017, the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,
international tourist arrivals grew by 7% to reach a total of 1.326 billion. This total far exceeds the United Nations World Tourism
Organization’s 2010-2020 long-term projections of 3.8% growth per year.1
In January 2018, UNWTO projected a 4-5% increase for
2018;2
during the first four months of 2018, growth was 6%, already surpassing expectations.3
In addition, UNWTO provides rough
estimates that apart from the 1.3 billion international trips, there are another 5-6 billion domestic trips.
4 What factors are
responsible for this growth? The range of causes that have been identified include, but are not limited to, a growing middle class,
emerging new travel markets, improved connectivity, and travel options to fit a wide range of budgets.

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The travel and tourism industry is booming. During 2017, the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,
international tourist arrivals grew by 7% to reach a total of 1.326 billion. This total far exceeds the United Nations World Tourism
Organization’s 2010-2020 long-term projections of 3.8% growth per year.1
In January 2018, UNWTO projected a 4-5% increase for
2018;2
during the first four months of 2018, growth was 6%, already surpassing expectations.3
In addition, UNWTO provides rough
estimates that apart from the 1.3 billion international trips, there are another 5-6 billion domestic trips.
4 What factors are
responsible for this growth? The range of causes that have been identified include, but are not limited to, a growing middle class,
emerging new travel markets, improved connectivity, and travel options to fit a wide range of budgets.