Summarizing the results of 2017, it should be noted that for the Russian tourism industry it was relatively successful. The flow of Russian tourists abroad indicated an increase in rates of 30%, which can not be said about domestic destinations. In 2017, there were no complicated, high-profile events. The bankruptcy of the airline "Wim-Avia" spoiled the rest of 38 thousand Russian tourists who were supposed to return from rest on the sides of this air carrier. But thanks to effective interdepartmental interaction and coordinated work of tour operators, the situation was successfully resolved.
By analyzing the analysis of domestic tourism in general, for the year, the sale of air tickets for domestic destinations decreased by 7%. But the situation saved the New Year holidays. According to statistics, 63% of Russians decided to rest in Russia. The main direction remains Moscow (22%), followed by St. Petersburg (10.5%), in third place - Krasnodar (5%). Sochi took the 4th line (4.3%). Here, New Year holidays met more than 500 thousand people, of which 358 thousand took ski resorts. But Crimea is the sixth (3.2%). In the top 10 internal areas also included Simferopol, Mineral Waters, Krasnodar, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don and Yekaterinburg. The novelty of 2017 was the cruise line that connected Sochi with the Crimea. Regular cruise service along the ring route of Sochi - Novorossiysk - Yalta - Sevastopol started on June 11, 2017. Only over the summer in cruises on the ship "Prince Vladimir" visited about 4 thousand passengers.
Speaking about outbound tourism, in 2017 Russians made about 31 million trips abroad. And the main direction was Turkey. The number of trips by Russians on this route was more than 3.9 million, which is 8 times more than in 2016. Not so far, in the table of leaders, China (more than 1 million, + 25%) and Georgia (more than 1 million, + 35%) are located. Speaking of New Year holidays, here the absolute leader of independent travelers is Prague, which the international tourist community has christened the city of lovers. It is his Chinese tourists who choose to be the honeymoon place.
On the second line - with a double demand growth - Istanbul emerged. The third was Bangkok, ceding one position to the Turkish capital. In the top 10 there were changes: improved the position of London and Munich, which is one of the key aero nodes for travel to the German Alps. Just in the top ten, the city of Tbilisi appeared, located in the immediate vicinity of Gudauri, for those who prefer active winter holidays. As for the beach holiday, the absolute leader in the New Year holidays is Thailand (16.70%). In the top 5 also hit the UAE (13.33%), Israel, Bali and India.
The flow of foreign tourists to Russia this year also peaked in the eight-year period. According to the FSB border service, the tourist flow of foreigners grew by more than 16% compared to the same period last year. The leaders on the entry were the Chinese, their tourist flow only for the visa-free group regime for 2017 was about 957.4 thousand, which is 24% more than in the same period last year. In second place - the Germans (368 thousand), the third - the Americans (207 thousand). The top 10 also included South Korea, Israel, Italy, France, Spain, Iran, Japan. According to Interfax - Moscow - the Russian capital in 2017, visited more than 21 million guests. National Geographic magazine ranked Moscow among the seven cities recommended for travel in the 2017 rating. The Wall Street Journal has included Moscow in the top 5 most interesting destinations for a trip to winter holidays. And all this is not surprising, because Russia is unique, both in its size and in the variety of types of travel.