Saint Petersburg is recognised as one of the largest economic, cultural and scientific centres of Russia, Europe and the world. Here Breaking Travel News finds out more as the destination is honoured by the World Travel Awards
Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau, along with local companies specialising in business tourism, will present everything that the magnificent Baltic city has to offer at IBTM World in Spain.
Olga Rendino, deputy general director of the St Petersburg Convention Bureau, tells Breaking Travel News how the city is recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
With the location honoured with the title of World’s Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards, Andrey Matsarin, chief executive of at the Convention Bureau of St. Petersburg, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have won.
Breaking Travel News talks to Andrey Mushkarev, chairman, St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development, as the organisation hosts the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2017.
Breaking Travel News talks to Gerold Held, general manager, Hotel Astoria, a Rocco Forte Hotel, as he picks up a prestigious World Travel Awards trophy in St. Petersburg.
The secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Taleb Rifai, has congratulated St Petersburg on its recent success at the World Travel Awards. The Russian cultural hotspot was recognised with the title of World’s Leading Cultural City Destination by voters at the World Travel Awards during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony in the Maldives earlier this month. The title is in addition to that of Europe’s Leading Destination, which St Petersburg won for the second year in succession in September.
World Travel Awards has recognised St Petersburg’s potential for tourism growth, arguing the Russian destination has a bright future on the international hospitality stage. The city earlier claimed the title of the World’s Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016.
Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development will welcome World Travel Awards to Russia for the first time in 2017, with the Europe Gala Ceremony 2017 set to take place in the capital of culture. Having itself been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination in 2016 by voters from the World Travel Awards, the city will take hosting responsibilities next year.
Saint Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for the second year in succession by the World Travel Awards, with Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, collecting the trophy at a glittering ceremony in Italy. Also receiving top titles during the Europe Gala Ceremony 2016 at Forte Village Resort in Sardinia were Europcar, taking the trophy for Europe’s Leading Car Rental Company, and the Madeira Islands, which took the title of Europe’s Leading Island Destination.