ATOR: Russia — a world leader in the cost of international travel

Russia is one of the first places on the highest costs of tourism, said Wednesday the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), citing a study by the World Tourism Organization.

According to the study, this year has seen a tendency to divide the world into blocks of tourist markets: countries that are on the rise, and the country was reduced or increased the cost increase on tourism, transfers "Interfax".

According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), the first half of 2012 more than any other means for international tourism contributed China (+30%), Russia (+15%), USA (+9%), Germany (+6%) and Canada (+6%), which is consistent with the previous year.

At the same time, experts say, in the first half of the year in countries such as the UK, Australia, Italy and France, there was a slight increase in spending on international tourism. In Britain in 2011 there has been a decrease of 2% due to the weak economy and the instability of the pound sterling. In this regard, this year's economic and, therefore, the growth of tourism in this country is not observed.

In Japan, the decline of 11.2% in 2011 was the result of the tsunami and the Fukushima tragedy. However, for the first 6 months of 2012, the total costs of Japanese tourists abroad grew by 8%, indicating that the market recovery.

According to the World Tourism Organization, China has spent more than other countries — an increase of 32% (18 billion dollars).

A substantial increase in the cost of international travel in the last year there has been in Brazil, where the cost increase by 30% to reach $ 21 billion.

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