Tourism is becoming a full sector of the urban economy in Kazan. In 2018, 3 million 200 thousand tourists visited the capital city of Tatarstan -2 times more than in 2013, when the World summer Universiade was held, and 6 times more than in the year of the Millennium anniversary of Kazan. The capital city of Tatarstan has become the fifth city in Russia where the number of tourists exceeded 3 million people a year.
Traditionally, the most attractive tourist sites are: the Kazan Kremlin, Kazan Riviera- a hotel and entertainment complex with an Aquapark, the Kremlin embankment, as well as the Old Tatar settlement, the family сenter “Kazan” and others.
Kazan regularly participates in Russian and International exhibitions, as well as promotes the tourist opportunities abroad.
Event tourism is actively developing in Kazan -citizens and guests of the city managed to fall in love with the gastronomic festival “Tasty Kazan”, the festival of military orchestras “Fanfare of Kazan”, “Night bike-fest”. Annually the municipal competition of professional skills in tourism “the stars of hospitality” is being held.
By 2025, Kazan is planning to meet 5 million tourists.