Saint Petersburg in the third time became the winner of the international award World Travel Awards. This was reported on the official website of the city administration.
“Tourism Oscar”, the ceremony of awarding which took place on the territory of Russia, was awarded the Northern capital as the “best city destination in Europe”. As explained TASS the Chairman of the Committee for tourism development of the city Andrey Pushkarev, this year the main competitors of St. Petersburg was released in the finals of Rome and Vienna.
Criteria to determine the winner of the WTA are the safety of the city, developed infrastructure and hotel chain.
In 2016, Saint Petersburg won the nomination WTA “a Leading cultural tourist destination of the world” in 2015, the city on the Neva was attended by a record 6.5 million tourists in 2016, this figure increased by another 400 thousand. Authorities predict that by the end of 2017 this figure will reach 7.1 million people.
August 10, the authorities of St.-Petersburg has allowed to climb on the roofs of several buildings in the historical centre legally. The observation deck will be available all year round. Investments in the first such object was about 1 million rubles. Tours are coordinated with the MOE.