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Around 170,000 tourists visit Kazan during FINA Worlds 2015

R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya
25.08.2015, 15:55 Official events
Up to 170,000 tourists visited the Republic of Tatarstan during the 16th FINA World Championships. According to the hotel booking database, first arrivals started to come to Kazan as early as on July 18, a few days before the official kickoff of the FINA Worlds 2015. The average room occupancy between July 18 and August 8 was 95%, between August 9 and 19 – 70%.

People coming to Tatarstan visited major tourist destinations of the host city and the republic, namely the Kazan Kremlin, ancient town of Bolgar, island town of Sviyazhsk, and the towns of Elabuga and Chistopol. The Kazan Kremlin received 320,000 tourists, town of Bolgar – 61,000, island town of Sviyazhsk – 22,600, Elabuga – 165,000.

According to Russia’s Directorate of the Federal Migration Service for the Republic of Tatarstan, 6,859 foreign residents visited Kazan from July 20 to August 18. The largest number of tourists came from Germany, Ukraine, Turkey, the USA, China, France, Italy and other European countries. The host city also welcomed visitors from Japan, Korea, Canada and Australia.

Press Office of State Committee on Tourism of Republic of Tatarstan