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Russia was in the top-20 most visited countries compiled by the world tourism organization (UNWTO). The full annual report is published on the official website of UNWTO.
In 2018, Russia was visited by 24.6 million tourists, and it was at the 16th place in the list. Leading positions in the rating was occupied by France (93,2 million tourists), Spain (82,8 million), USA (82.2 million), China (62.9 million) and Italy (62,1 million).
In addition, the experts called the country, in which were seen the biggest increase in tourist flow. Among them, the first place hit Tajikistan. In 2018, the flow of tourists into the country increased by 190 percent.
Also the leaders were Ecuador (an increase of 51 percent), Egypt (36.8 per cent), Tuvalu (35.5 per cent) and Uganda (31.9%).
Earlier in may, the flight search service ranked the most photographed places in the world. In the first place was the symbol of France and Paris — the Eiffel tower. For this option voted 18 percent of respondents.
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