Ctrip’s travel travel gene said that the 2018 World Cup in Russia became a magnet of 100,000 football fans from China who spent RMB 3 billion on the assumption that everyone spent at least 30,000 RMB.
According to Ctrip, currently available 20 times direct flights from China to Russia in a day.
Direct flight schedules from several cities in China, such as Xi’an, Nanchang, Guiyang, and Fuzhou to Moscow and St. Petersburg are also augmented.
The largest online travel agency platform headquartered in Shanghai estimates that 4,000 Chinese tourists arrive in Russia every day during the 2018 World Cup.
During the World Cup held on June 14 to July 15, 2018, as many as 5,000 football fans from China bought travel packages via Ctrip.
That number is more than double than the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
A survey by FIFA’s survey agency found that 87 percent of respondents from China expressed their desire to watch the World Cup, more than respondents from Russia, Brazil, Italy and the United States.
Visa-free policies make it easier to travel to Russia. A number of Chinese regions such as Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Xi’an contributed the most tourists to Russia.
But tourists from Guangdong, Hebei, Fujian, and Beijing are more fond of watching the World Cup to Russia.
In addition, the RMB exchange rate against Rubel that continues to improve provides the best opportunity for both Chinese tourists who are fond of shopping in Russia.
Ten cities in Russia, including Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Vladivostok, and Irkutsk most visited by tourists.
Eight of the ten cities are hosting the World Cup.
Unfortunately China’s national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup Final in Russia after Marcello Lippi’s foster children were pushed aside by South Korea and Iran in Asian Group A qualifying.