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Analysis of the tourism relations between Russia and Spain
Material posted: Publication date: 21-04-2018

Currently, Russia has a close cooperation with Spain. Since the beginning of 2010 the main reason for the entry of Russians in Spain are holidays and relaxation (about 90%), the share of tourist visits is constantly increasing. This proves that tourism plays a leading role in the intercultural relations between Russia and Spain.

The table below shows the growth in the number of Russian tourists in Spain from 2010 to 2016 (thousands)

Figure

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

All tourists in Spain

52677

56177

57701

60676

64995

68138

75600

Tourists from Russia

605

863

1206

1584

1421

956

1100

The share of Russian tourists (%)

1,1

1,5

2,1

2,6

2,2

1,4

1,5

Source: Movimientos turisticos en fronteras (FRONTUR). – iet.toutspain.es/

According to the July 2017, the flow of Russian tourists to Spain in the first six months of 2017 increased by 13.6% compared to the same period in 2016: from January to June, the country was visited 454.440 of Russians, according to the Spanish National Institute of statistics. Only in June in Spain booked 149.357 citizens of the Russian Federation (an increase of 13.9% compared to the same period last year).

In addition, on may 19, 2017 in St.-Petersburg has passed session of the Russian-Spanish working group with the participation of Deputy Minister of culture of Russia Alla Manilova and the Secretary of State for tourism of Spain Matilde Asian in the course of which were summed up cross-year and has planned a program for the development of further cooperation in the field of tourism.

In the framework of the cross year of tourism held dozens of events-related tourism and culture of the two countries. The main focus was on the world championship on football which will pass in Russia this year. The countries have exchanged high activity in the tourism exhibitions: Russia participated in the largest tourism exhibition in Spain "FITUR", and Spain, in turn, participated by the leading Russian tourist exhibition "MITT".

Alla Manilova stressed that Russia today is very forward and Spanish football fans.

"The government of Russia took an unprecedented decision and to ensure the free transfer of foreign fans and tourists. About 70% of the guests of the Championship will be fans, and about 30% tourists, most often it is the wives of the fans. For all of our guests will be provided a free Shuttle to the cities, which will host the world Cup. This will be highlighted in a special train, which will allow foreign tourists to move freely between these cities. We now have a unique chance to hold the World Cup foreign tourists so that after graduation, they came to us again," - said Deputy Minister of culture of Russia Alla Manilova.

Links:

  1. https://ria.ru/tourism/20170731/1499484957.html
  2. http://estadisticas.tourspain.es/en-EN/Paginas/default.aspx
  3. http://www.atorus.ru/news/press-centre/new/39218.html
  4. http://www.perspektivy.info/rus/gos/rossija_i_ispanija_vektory_vzaimodejstvija_k_40-letiju_ustanovlenija_diplomaticheskih_otnoshenij_2017-02-04.htm

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