ATOR: Russia is among the world leaders in expenditure on international tourismRussia is one of the largest costs of tourism, said Wednesday the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the study of the world tourism organization.

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According to the world tourism organization (WTO), during the first half of 2012 more other funds on international tourism has allocated China (+30%), Russia (+15%), USA (+9%), Germany (+6%) and Canada (+6%), which corresponds to the data for last year.

At the same time, experts say, in the first half of the year in countries such as the UK, Australia, Italy and France, saw a slight growth in expenditure on international tourism. In the UK in 2011 there was a reduction of expenses by 2% due to weak economy and instability of the pound sterling. In this regard, in the current year, the economic and, consequently, the growth of tourism in this country is not observed.

In Japan, a decline of 11.2% in 2011 was a result of the tsunami and the tragedy at Fukushima. However, during the first 6 months of 2012, total spending by Japanese tourists abroad increased by 8%, indicating the market recovery.

According to the world tourism organization, China has spent more than other countries – a growth of 32% (+18 billion).

A significant increase in spending on international tourism last year has been in Brazil, where the growth of costs was 30% and reached 21 billion dollars.