The President of the Russian Union of travel industry Sergei Shpilko told RIA Novosti that the number of tourists from Turkey to Russia in 2017 amounted to 180 thousand people.
“In 2017, the tourist flow from Turkey increased by 1.5 times to 180 thousand people. We see a steady and good demand for travel from Turkey to Russia. Turkish tourists are quality tourists. They live in good hotels and they come with their families, even on weekends, thanks to good prices for flights”, — said Shpilko.
According to him, over the 2010-2013 flow from Turkey to Russia has increased from 197 to 385 thousand people.
Earlier, Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on CNN Turk expressed the hope that by the end of 2018 the visa regime with Russia will be cancelled.
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