Following the results of 2018, Krasnodar region ranked fourth in the rating of popular cities and regions with foreign tourists. Around one million foreign tourists, in total, visited Kuban last year. Tourstat presents the respective data.
Moscow became the leader in the rating; more than 5 million foreigners visited Moscow. Saint Petersburg ranks second in the rating of popular cities and regions with foreign tourists, with the figure of 3.9 million people. Moscow region ranks third – more than 2 million people. The last place within the top 5 regions is held by Crimea; around 1 million tourists visited it last year.
As noted by the researchers, the rating was compiled based upon the results of the analysis of statistics data of inbound tourism to the cities and regions of Russia in 2018 as well as expert appraisals.
As reported by the web-site «Business newspaper. South», in 2018 Krasnodar region received 17 million tourists, that is one million higher than a year before. According to the Strategy for development of the region by 2030, this figure should grow up to 22 million vacationers.
Over winter months 2018-2019, more than 1.5 million people vacated in Kuban. As compared to the last year this indicator has increased by 2%.