A recent report by Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition states, following a successful year in 2017 when outbound trips from Russia rose 25%, growth of another 5.8% was seen in 2018, bringing the total up to 42 million trips. In 2017, 40 million trips were made by Russians abroad. Despite the slower pace, outbound tourism in Russia continues to rise. Russians remain as one of the highest spending groups in the world. The statistics were released by Russian Federal State Statistics Service.