BEIJING (Sputnik) — According to the recent data by Russia's tourism agency, 1.36 million Chinese tourists visited Russia in 2015.
"Last year, we were afraid that, probably, we have already reached the maximum. But now we see that the Chinese organized tourism to Russia by simplified visas has increased by 47 percent in the first quarter of the year," he told reporters at the Beijing International Tourism Expo.
On Friday, the Beijing International Tourism Expo was opened in the Chinese capital and the first Russian road-show was held there. Korneyev stressed that there would be more presentations on Russia's tourism industry held across China in 2016.