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Moscow for tourists
Myths and Reality
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What is Moscow
usually criticized
for?
Myths about Moscow
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• Lack of modern
tourist infrastructure
• No attractions
for tourists
• Dangerous
• Traffic jams
• Poor quality
service
• Too expensive
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Moscow for the
guests and
residents of the
city
Tourist services started
over the last 4 years
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• Pedestrian zones
• Observation decks
• Tourist call center
• Multilingual tourist
navigation
• Free panoramic
binoculars
• Moscow volunteer
center
• QR-codes on
pylons with maps
• Free guidebooks
and maps in 8
languages
•
•
Barrier-free areas
• Free Wi-Fi in subway
•
Public toilets
• Tourist information
centers
• Official Moscow
tourist guide
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• Tourist Police
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Audioguides
• Combined regular
sightseeing tours
• Guest cards
• Accredited tourist
guides
• Cycling infrastructure
Moscow bus and
river tours
Active development of
regular sightseeing bus and
river routes
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Pedestrian zones
and cycling
infrastructure
Active development
of pedestrian
and bicycle zones
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Renewed tourist
sights
A new life of Moscow
attractions
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Bolshoi Theatre
Planetarium
Worker and Collective
Farm Woman statue
Triumphal Arch of Moscow
Borodino Battle
Panorama Museum
Museum of Cosmonautics
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Renewed
tourist sights
New sights ready for visitors
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The Cold War Museum
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Museum of the War of
1812
Palace in Kolomenskoye
Museum of Tolerance
The Izmailovo kremlin
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New museums
& centers
of modern art
In 1999 there was only
1 museum of modern art
in Moscow. At present there are
3 museums and 10 modern art
clusters.
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ARTPLAY
STRELKA
VINZAVOD
FLAKON
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Moscow event
calendar
Moscow has created series
of events attractive
for domestic and foreign
tourists and expands
the scale every year
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February: Maslenitsa
(Mardi Gras) Festival
May:
Museum Night
June: Times and
Epochs historical
festival
July:
Moscow Cycling night
September:
Moscow City Day
September:
October:
The Festival of Light
December: Kremlin
Christmas tree
Spasskaya Tower music
festival
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Moscow – the total
safety zone
Only 32 crime
incidents involving
tourists during
2011-2013
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Over 100
Englishspeaking
policemen
from the
tourist police
on major
routes
More than 400
volunteers
helping
visitors
Tourist call
center (7
languages)
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Moscow solves
transportation
problems
Development of public
transport and the road
network
HOV lanes
Unified transport card
Overpasses
Parking regulations
New metro stations
Taxi reform
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Bike lanes
Night transportation
Moscow – the largest
transport hub
of Russia
11 railway tracks
and 15 highways converge
in Moscow. The city has
3 international airports
and 9 train stations
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Sheremetyevo
airport
«Sapsan»: 4 hour ride to
Saint-Petersburg
Domodedovo airport
«Aeroexpress»: 35-45 minutes to the city
center in comfort
The annual entry flow to
Moscow via the
transport hub is more
than 70 million people.
Vnukovo airport
Reconstructed railway station: Leningradsky
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Quality of tourist
services
Studies of the Institute
of Social Marketing
2013-2014
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95% of tourists who arrived in Moscow in 2012 are satisfied
with the quality of tourist services. Compared with 2011 number
of tourists satisfied with their trip, increased by 9%
72% of foreign tourists believe that price of a trip
corresponds to its quality
81% would like to come to Moscow as a tourist again
91% would recommend a trip to Moscow to their friends
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Not as expensive
as you think…
How much is it to
travel to Moscow?
Moscow for travellers
From airports to the city center
by Aeroexpress:
Dinner in a restaurant for two
with wine
6 euro
76 museums:
free of charge
25-40 euro
(every 3rd Sunday +
January 2-10, 2015)
2 trips by metro:
Double-decker bus city tour:
0.7 euro
7 euro
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How much is it
for a tourist
to stay in Moscow?
Not as expensive
as you think…
Really affordable!
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2 days / 1 night
2 Stars
2 days / 1 night
15 – 60 euro
2 days / 1 night
3 Stars
Apartments:
23 – 90 euro
Hostels:
3 – 10 euro
4 Stars
36 – 153 euro
5 Stars
69 – 320 euro
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Standard 30-60 euro
Business 70 – 120 euro
Moscow in tourist
ratings
Moscow is among the leaders
in the hospitality industry
in all major aspects
(by independent Russian
and international ratings)
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7 Moscow hotels are in the Top 25 best hotels of
Russia.
First place - Lotte Hotel Moscow
(Tripadvisor Traveler Choice 2014)
15th place among 51 European cities,
rating of cities friendly for low-cost trips
(Backpacker Index 2014)
First place in New Year bookings among all regions
of Russia
20th place among the world cities by
accommodation cost in January-June of 2014
(Hotel Price Index)
(Oktogo.ru)
Best region for travel in Russia - 2014
(Travel.ru)
28th place among 51 European cities
for the 3-star travel
(Europe 3-star Traveler Index 2014)
2nd place in the nomination for
The Best Region to Travel to Russia
(My Planet-2014)
The most popular city in Europe among Chinese
travelers
(CityMetric Intelligence 2014)
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International arrivals
and accommodation
facilities
Rooms in hotels (thousands)
International arrivals (millions)
3,7
4,1 4,5
5,2
5,6
37,8 38,5
40,1 41,5
34,9
Number of overnight stays in hotels
13,1
12,1
10,2
Revenues of the hotel industry
14,2 14,9
32,4
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48,6
43,7
37,8
62,5
International arrivals
by country
(January-June 2014)
2.8 million of international
arrivals in the first six months
(increased by 4% compared
to the same period of 2013)
Data provided by the Russian FSB Border Service
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Moscow
investment
projects
Largest investment projects
in Moscow in 2013-2018
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• New subway stations
construction
• Parks development
• Development of the
Moscow River
embankments
• Reconstruction
of VDNKh
• Creation of the Museum
Island
• Further development
of cycling infrastructure
• Railway stations and
airports reconstruction
• Investments in highrise hotels on Novy
Arbat street
• Construction of
stadiums and transport
infrastructure for
Football World Cup 2018
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Welcome to Moscow!
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