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).

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