The Ministry of Construction and Housing and Utilities has developed a draft state program “Tourism Development”, which calculates the costs of travelers in Russia. About it informs “Russian newspaper”.
According to the World Tourism Organization, the cost of an inbound tourist to Russia is less than $ 900 per person, which is lower than the global average. In France, Austria, Spain, this amount exceeds 1.1 thousand dollars. In addition, about 70 percent of foreign tourists visiting Russia come to Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Russians make 30-40 million tours abroad, spending up to 35-40 billion dollars there. About 60 percent of tour packages sold by Russian travel agencies provide for trips to foreign countries. This indicates effective demand, which can be reoriented to the domestic market, the supply being created, the document says.
The authors of the project also consider it a promising area of business tourism. It is clarified that business tourists spend about 23 thousand rubles per day in Russia (the amount includes living expenses, flights and personal needs). Thus, it is proposed to introduce the concept of tourism development until 2035.