Moscow witnessed record 84% jump in tourism last year

Travel and Tour World | April 25, 2019

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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Despite significant advances throughout travel and tourism, many aspects of international travel remain encumbered by manual processes that are susceptible to fraud. For many years, aspiring voices from government and industry have advocated a vision of better travel experiences. A vision where outdated paper-based processes are replaced by modern digital processes that include strong identity assurance; and where passengers can travel from anywhere to anywhere
using just their Digital Identity1 But as both the travel and tourism sectors – and the technology that underpins them – have been transformed, it is important for governments to
begin developing their own strategies to deliver safe, secure and seamless travel for all international travelers, regardless of their mode of transport.

Spotlight

Despite significant advances throughout travel and tourism, many aspects of international travel remain encumbered by manual processes that are susceptible to fraud. For many years, aspiring voices from government and industry have advocated a vision of better travel experiences. A vision where outdated paper-based processes are replaced by modern digital processes that include strong identity assurance; and where passengers can travel from anywhere to anywhere
using just their Digital Identity1 But as both the travel and tourism sectors – and the technology that underpins them – have been transformed, it is important for governments to
begin developing their own strategies to deliver safe, secure and seamless travel for all international travelers, regardless of their mode of transport.

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