According to figures released by the Russian Tourist Board, Rosturizma, the number of Russians tourists who visited Croatia this year was down by 40 percent on 2014.
Croatia isn’t the only country that has been ignored by Russian tourists this year, in fact a third less travelled in 2015 compared to 2014. The falling value of the Ruble, the Ukraine situation, EU sanctions and poor relationships with traditional holiday destinations have all meant that many Russians have stayed at home this year.
There was a 40 percent decrease in the number of Russian tourists to Italy, Spain and Croatia. Whilst more far flung destinations, such as India and Thailand have experienced a 50 percent decrease. And Tunisia, which was the centre of the world’s media following terrorist attacks, saw an 80 percent drop in the number of Russian tourists.