Russian tourists spent $ 972 million in Catalonia in 2016
Thus, the expenses of Russian citizens on holidays in Spain by 23% exceeded the 2015 figure. In 2016, Catalonia was visited by 560 thousand Russians, which is 4% more than in the previous year. Joan Aregot, speaking at a press conference at the MITT exposition, stated an increase in Russian demand for tourist vouchers to the province of Spain.
Arejo also noted a decline in the rate of the European currency for citizens of the Russian Federation - it became cheaper by 20%. Aircraft began to fly to Catalonia more often than in 2015 (+ 9% of flights).In 2016, 50% of Russian tourists took advantage of flights, while the other 50% of holidaymakers arrived on leased air vehicles.