(KZN.RU, January 11). 96 thousand tourists visited the Kazan Kremlin from December 31 to January 8. In total, 110 thousand guests visited Tatarstan during the New Year’s holidays.
The highest tourist activity was for the period from 3 to 6 January. Last year, the flow of tourists into the republic amounted to 130 thousand tourists during the same period. One of the factors in the decrease of tourist flow was the stricter rules in school groups and children's transfer, which resulted in the cancellation of pre-booked tours.
Another trend of the year is an increase of tourist flow in the tourist centers, which are located outside of Kazan. Thus, the island-town Sviyazhsk received 34 thousand 361 tourists from December 31 to January 8. 6 thousand 267 tourists were guests of Great Bulgaria in the New Year's holidays (for comparison: the number of visitors at the reserve-museum in the 2016 New Year’s holidays was 4 thousand 150 people). 1000 guests had an excursion in the Old-Kazan Reserve-Museum in the Vysokogorsky region, in 2015 the museum was able to take 200 tourists, reports the press-service of the State Committee on Tourism of the RT.