Russian tourist industry boosted by weak rouble as numbers hit 2008 level

Russian tourist industry: the weakened rouble has helped Russia  attract the most overseas visitors it has seen since 2008. According to  Russian Tourism Industry Union there was a  13% year-on-year increase in trips by overseas visitors the first nine months of 2016, taking the total  to a seven-year high of 2.54 million.
Chinese tourists topped the list of visitors and accounted for  22.9% of the total followed by travellers from  Germany (12.6%), the US  (6%)  and Turkey (4.6%).