The growth of tourist flow to Russia in 2017 will lead to the fact that tickets for foreigners will become more expensive on 30%. According to the Russian Union of travel industry, in 2015 the number of tourists in Russia amounted to 29.4 million people, and the first half of 2016 showed an increase of this indicator by 10%, reports “Kommersant”. Besides, prices for permits to foreigners is associated with the rising cost of accommodation in Moscow hotels (10-20%) and Saint Petersburg (30-50%).
In 2016, the average cost of tourist vouchers to Russia amounted to 1 thousand euros, in 2017 it will probably amount to 1300 euros. Experts point out that against this background the number of people wishing to visit Russia may shrink.