Russian tourists spent $ 972 million in Catalonia in 2016

16-03-2017, 11:00
It became known how much money tourists from Russia spent in Catalonia in 2016. According to the Ministry of Tourism of the autonomous community of Spain, the Russians have left no less than 972 million dollars. Interfax reports, referring to the spokesman for the Catalan tourism agency Joan Arezo.

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.


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