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The office of Catalonia in Moscow turns 25 years old. The tourist flow from Russia is growing.
During the MITT-2018 a press meeting was held with the leadership of the Catalan Tourism Agency, dedicated to the Year of Culture and the 25th anniversary of the Moscow office. The staff of the office, invariably headed by Mr. José M. Perramon, has done a great job of promoting the tourism potential of the autonomy to make the direction one of the most popular among Russian tourists. Octavi Bono, the general director of the tourism department of the Catalan government, noted the significant increase in the flow of Russian travelers compared to 2016 and reached 698 thousand people. It is not unimportant that the Russian tourists in 2017 spent 1 billion 119 million euros in Catalonia.
Regarding the plans for the flight program, according to the director of the representation of the Council for Tourism of Catalonia in Eastern Europe, Jose M. Perramon, the growth of charter transportation to Catalonia in the summer season of 2018 will be 15%. In January, 862,900 foreign tourists arrived in Catalonia, including 26,100 Russian tourists. In general, Spain has received 6.5 million foreign tourists, among them 63.600 Russian, which is 6.8% more than in January 2017. Thus, 57% of Russian tourists to Spain visited Catalonia. This year will be held in Catalonia under the sign of culture. The theme of culture has always been one of the most significant for Catalonia. In 2018, she will be given even greater attention, with an emphasis on the uniqueness of the cultural heritage of the Catalans. The Catalan culture is truly multifaceted. Catalonia is famous for its unrivaled masterpieces of architecture and painting, an abundance of historical monuments, the brightness and diversity of folk festivals, as well as fine gastronomy and fine wines.
The new service has recently become available for tourists in Catalonia - a virtual information office that operates on the principle of a messenger,
 The office of Catalonia in Moscow turns 25 years old. The tourist flow from Russia is growing.
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