Russian tourists spend $35 bln abroad in 2015 - UN

In 2015, Russia ranked the world's sixth in terms of tourist arrivals, one position down.

In 2015, Russia ranked the world's sixth in terms of tourist arrivals, one position down.

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Russians cut their spending abroad 30%

Russian tourists cut their spending abroad 30 percent year-on-year in 2015: they spent $35 billion on accommodation, food, entertainment, shopping and other goods and services in foreign countries, according to a report of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

In 2015, Russia ranked the world's sixth in terms of tourist arrivals, one position down.

Russian tourism expenditure in foreign countries amounted to $50.3 billion in 2014, which was a 6 percent decline from 2013.

China continued to lead global outbound travel in 2015; its citizens are spending more on their vacations abroad year after year. Spending by Chinese travelers increased 25 percent in 2015 to reach $292 billion.

Tourists from the United States ranked second. The number of outbound travelers grew by 8 percent to 73 million and their expenses increased by 9 percent in 2015 to $120 billion. German tourists spent $76 billion, UK tourists - $63 billion, French tourists - $38 billion, and South Korean tourists - $25 billion.

According to the Federal State Statistics Service, outbound tourism from Russia dipped by 31.3 percent in 2015 to 12,107,190 trips.

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