As the head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation Oleg Safonov said, the number of foreigners arriving in Russia, has increased by 16% in 2014.
At the same time there was a decline of tourist flow from Europe and the United States/ Growth was provided by tourists from Asian and Pacific countries. Therefore a half million of chinese tourists have arrived to Russia.
The Russian Office of Tourism intends to cooperate with China to attract Chinese travelers. In this way Russia is going to develop the infrastructure and the quality of tourist services. "Tourism - the only sector of Russian economy, which in 2014 showed an increase of 30%", - said Safonov. Earlier, tour operators declared the reduction of inbound flow by 50%.