The tourist flow from China over the past five years shows a consistently positive trend, in 2015 the growth in the number of travelers, according to Travel Association “World without borders”, was 87% in the framework of visa-free group exchange on which our country was visited by about 540 thousand tourists from China.
In 2016 the number of tourists from China increased by 63%, and for the first 9 months of 2017 increased by 24% compared to the same period last year — up to 840 thousand people. Of course, this is not the limit, especially as from next year, the tour operators of Crimea will start to serve Chinese tourists.
“The Ministry is working on the preparation of list of tour operators of Crimea authorized to provide visa-free Russian-Chinese tourist exchange.”
An important role in the development of Russian-Chinese tourism play a warm political relations between our countries. Russia is actively promoting its recreational potential in the Chinese tourist market, participating in exhibitions and conducts road shows in major cities of China, most of people of China could learn about the recreation opportunities in our country, including Crimea.
Experts have pointed out that in the next five years Russia expects an even greater influx of tourists from China.