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Russian Tourism to Europe Down 30% as Economic Crisis Hits Travel

Only Montenegro and Romania saw an increase in Russian tourists in the first quarter

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This article originally appeared in The Moscow Times


Tourism from Russia to Europe fell by an average of 30 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2014, as a Russian economic slump, a weakened ruble and international tensions over the Ukraine crisis dented demand for European vacations, according to a report issued this week by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Only Montenegro and Romania saw the number of Russian tourists rise in the first quarter of the year, the ETC said.

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