Kostroma is more popular than Spain for the Russians
Kostroma set a tourist record in 2009 – more than 1 million people visited the city of Golden Ring of Russia and that was twice as many tourists than in 2008. Meanwhile about 500 thousand Russians visited Spain or Italy last year.
According to some experts the secret of rising popularity of the city can be explained by the opening of several good hotels and the right method of approach of travel companies for attracting the tourists. Such interesting travel brands as “Kostroma is a birthplace of Snow Maiden (Snegurochka)”, unusual routes along the paths of Ivan Susanin, excursions related to the traditional handicrafts played its important part for the growth of tourist flow to Kostroma.Источник