Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe for the second time

06.09.2016

Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe for the second time

September 4, 2016: 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. 

World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “All voters have agreed on the fact that Saint Petersburg is the most popular destination on the continent, with a constantly growing number of visitors from all over the world.” 

Tourist destinations were evaluated for the following aspects: safety, development of the city's infrastructure and the hotels chain. 

St. Petersburg Card, a sightseeing package, ranks among the important services for individual travellers to the city. It is chosen by more and more St. Petersburg guests, since it helps discover the city’s unique cultural heritage in all its splendor, while adding more value to their trip. Besides, this is the only city pass in Russia that has been included in the European City Cards group at ECM (European Cities Marketing Association).