Palma.—The Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Borrego, chaired a meeting of representatives from Russia's travel industry at the Consolat de Mar Balearic government headquarters yesterday.

Accompanied by the President of the Balearics, Jose Ramon Bauza, Borrego told the Russian delegation that Spain “is at their disposition to develop and expand the Russian tourism market.” Borrego claimed that the Russian market still offers massive potential and that Spain is keen to help Russia's travel industry grow.
The Secretary of State said that there the Russian middle class is travelling more and more and that she is determined to establish Spain as the number one destination.

Last year, the number of Russian holiday makers coming to Spain grew by 40 percent, making it Russian's third most popular holiday destination and the outlook for this year is further growth in the region of 30 percent, Borrego said.

Here in the Balearics, Bauza said that the Russian market grew by 23 percent last year.