The flow of tourists from the European Union has increased substantially. So, came to Russia from: Germany - 58 thousand people, France - 32 thousand, Italy - 27 thousand, Great Britain - 20 thousand, Spain - 10 thousand. A similar number of tourists for 9, 7, 4, 5 and 25% respectively, more than last year. It should be noted that this data is for the first quarter of 2018 (from January 1 to March 31), there is no exact data for the whole half-year yet. But experts are sure that the number of incoming tourists to Russia will be much more than last year thanks to the 2018 World Cup. A significant part of these tourists will be residents of Latin America - citizens: Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Peru. According to FIFA statistics, on the eve of the beginning of the championship, they left more than 5 million applications: 186 thousand - from Argentina, 154 thousand - from Mexico, 140 thousand - from Brazil, 100 thousand - from Peru, 87 thousand - from Colombia. Experts believe that people living in these countries, football - not just a game, but a national treasure. That's why they could not miss the world championship in spite of the fact that the flight from Latin America to Russia takes 10-12 hours and costs a lot. As for tourists from Europe, their number increased compared to last year, but not as much as from Latin America. Perhaps this is due to the fact that not all the matches of the festival are equally interesting to them. It is noteworthy that Estonia entered the top 10 of the leading countries for incoming tourism. In the first quarter of 2018, 88 thousand of its citizens entered the territory of Russia - by 6% more than in 2017. For a long time this country was not one of the leaders in entry tourism to Russia.