|Length of Stay||nights|
|Arrivals Development since 2005||%|
|Bednights Development since 2005||%|
|No. of coll. Establishments||est.|
|No. of Bedplaces in coll. Est.||beds|
|Europeans interested in Russia 2012||million|
|Tourism Share of GDP (total contribution)||5.9%|
|Tourism Share of Workforce (total contribution)||5.5%|
|No. of UNESCO World Heritage Sites||8 sites|
|NTO Website: www.visitrussia.org.uk|
|Statistics Website: www.infostat.ru|
|If you like to see a comperative factcheck, please see Benchmark Report Destinations 1 (Overnight Arrivals), Benchmark Report Destinations 2 (Bednights), Benchmark Report Destinations 3 or Benchmark Report Destinations 4 (Economic Dimension)|
In the infobox on the right of this page you find some key figures about the tourism destination of Russia in general. As Russia is so huge and only some areas belong to the Baltic Sea Region, these regions are covered in more detail.
Baltic Sea Regions
Use of Accommodations
The main source for Tourism Accommodation and Capacity Statistics in Russia is the database of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
|International arrivals in hotels and similar establishments||20.1 million||22.2 million||22.7 million||x million|
|International arrivals development compared to previous year||x%||+1.0%||+0.2%||x%|
- 23.7 million international arrivals 2008:
- 30% Ukraine
- 13% Kazakhstan
- 6% Republic of Moldova
- 5% Finland
- 5% Azerbaijan
|Total overnights||169.8 million||168.7 million||189.7 million||x million|
|Overnight stays development compared to previous year||x%||-0.6%||+12.4%||x%|
- Overnight stays by kind of accommodation 2008:
- 54.4 million hotels and similar (27%)
- 135.3 million other collective accommodation (73%)
- Domestic/international overnight stays 2008:
- 178,4 million domestic overnight stays (94%)
- 11,3 million international overnight stays (6%)
The economic dimension of travel and tourism
GDP: DIRECT CONTRIBUTION
The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was RUB 752.0 bn (1.4% of total GDP) in 2011, and is forecast to rise by 5.8% in 2012, and to rise by 3.9% pa, from 2012-2022, to RUB 1,165.5 bn in 2022 (in constant 2011 prices).
GDP: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was RUB 3,108.1 bn (5.9% of GDP) in 2011, and is forecast to rise by 4.6% in 2012, and to rise by 3.8% pa to RUB 4,719.0 bn in 2022.
EMPLOYMENT: DIRECT CONTRIBUTION
In 2011 Travel & Tourism directly supported 954,000 jobs (1.3% of total employment). This is expected to rise by 2.9% in 2012 and rise by 0.4% pa to 1,024,000 jobs (1.5% of total employment) in 2022.
EMPLOYMENT: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
In 2011, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry, was 5.5% of total employment (3,871,000 jobs). This is expected to rise by 1.6% in 2012 to 3,932,500 jobs and rise by 0.1% pa to 3,977,000 jobs in 2022 (5.9% of total).
Visitor exports generated RUB 473.3 bn (2.9% of total exports) in 2011. This is forecast to grow by 0.3% in 2012, and grow by 1.9% pa, from 2012-2022, to RUB 571.5 bn in 2022 (2.5% of total).
Travel & Tourism investment in 2011 was RUB 311.7 bn, or 2.8% of total investment. It should rise by 2.1% in 2012, and rise by 5.3% pa over the next ten years to RUB 532.7 bn in 2022 (2.6% of total).
Source: World Travel & Tourism Council - Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2012 
At the moment (2012), there are 25 Russian heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 7 of the cultural and 1 of the natual World Heritag Sites are situated in the Baltic Sea Region:
- Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands (cultural)
- Curonian Spit(cultural)
- Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery (cultural)
- Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments(cultural)
- Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings (cultural)
- Kizhi Pogost (cultural)
- Struve Geodetic Arc (cultural)
- Virgin Komi Forests(natural)
The remaining World Heritage Sites are situated outside the BSR.
Click here to access the official UNESCO website for the Russian Federation.
At the moment (Dec. 2012), the users of BASTIS have entered 2 Russian heritage attractions into BASTIS:
Please be aware that all this information (number and selection of attractions, content of the profiles) is solely in the resposibility of the authors who contributed this information to BASTIS.
- ↑ UNWTO 2010 [www.unwto.org]
- ↑ World Travel & Tourism Council - Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2012