2020: the year of business tourism for St Petersburg

With even more major international events and more than a million business tourists, Saint Petersburg is preparing to spend 2020 under the banner of business tourism.

“Currently, business tourism is among the priority areas for the development of the tourism sector of St. Petersburg. At the end of 2019, there was a 26% increase in the number of congress and exhibition events, compared to last year”, said Yevgeny Pankevich, the Chairman of the Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development. “This year, we expect the number of business tourists and travellers who come to St. Petersburg for various congresses and business events to grow by 20%.”

The activation of business tourism is the result of an increase in the number of events, as well as a variety of Congress and exhibition venues. Today, there are 199 venues in St. Petersburg, including 110 congress hotels and 10 convention and exhibition complexes.

Photo: Alexandrinsky theatre, St Petersburg – © 2019 – Ninara