I was drinking my morning cup of coffee & thinking about the reports from travel agencies that more foreign travelers are coming to Moscow every year!
So I did some looking around and came up with this tidbit of information….
MOSCOW, January 30 (RIA Novosti) – Over 4.1 million foreign tourists visited Moscow in 2007, 7.5% more than the previous year, the city’s tourism committee said on Wednesday. Germany had the largest number of tourists visiting the Russian capital, totaling over 296,000. The next four countries on the list were the United States, China, Britain, and France, respectively. The committee said the number of Moscow visitors is expected to increase to around 4.5 million this year, and to 5 million in 2010. A total of 3.7 million tourists visited the Russian capital in 2006.
That is 11233 foreign visitors a day!
I think this is a very good sign for Russia! People are starting to think of Russia as a safer place to visit. Now if the Media from around the World, would quit the sensationalism about Russia and Past Cold War games, Russia could double those tourist numbers!
Would you travel to Russia?
Do you think Russia is safe?
Kyle & Svet
comments always welcome.