MOSCOW, October 25 – Novosti. In the summer, tourists spent an average of 10 thousand rubles a day in Moscow, according to the portal of the mayor and the government of the capital.
“Travelers aged 30 to 49 spent the most money during their trips – 55 percent. The main expenses during their stay in Moscow fell on shopping and food,” the press service says.
It is noted that in general, for six months, the tourism industry has brought 50.2 billion rubles to the city budget. The turnover of the capital’s hotels and agencies in January-June increased by 50 percent and reached 44.7 billion rubles.
In addition, tourists aged 55 years and older began to come to the capital more often. During their trip, they preferred to stay in hotels, the press service clarifies. The increase in the number of such holidaymakers this summer was 26 percent compared to the spring months, and 41 percent from last summer.
Earlier, Deputy Mayor of Moscow Natalya Sergunina reported that 6.2 million tourists visited the capital in the summer. Moreover, 90 percent of them are compatriots. In total, city guests spent almost 252 billion rubles in shops, restaurants, hotels, museums, theaters.