Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov said that the tourist flow in the Russian Federation in January-September 2023 increased by 16% compared to the same period last year, reports TASS from the All-Russian selector on preparing regions for the winter tourist season.
Mr. Reshetnikov said that in the upcoming winter season 30 million tours in Russia are expected, which is 7% more than in the previous winter season. His deputy Dmitry Vakhrukov added that the flow of tourists in the Russian Federation in January-March 2024 could increase by 8% compared to the same period this year.
This year, during the peak tourist season, which lasts from May to September, Russians’ spending on domestic holidays increased by almost a third year-on-year. They spent 37% more on travel and hotels, and related expenses increased by 19%. The reason for this is the increase in prices for almost all services. This, experts do not rule out, will restrain the increase in domestic tourism next year.
For more details, see the material “Motherland and Related Expenses.”