St. Petersburg has won World Travel Award 2018 in nomination The best cruise destination in Europe
«St. Petersburg has become the winner of the prestigious World Travel Awards in the nominations «Best European Cruise Destination» and «Best Cultural and Tourist Destination in Europe», — the press service of the City Committee for Tourism Development reported.
Russia to Host the IPHS (International Planning History Society) 2020 Conference
For the first time Russia will host the International Planning History Society Conference. Through the collaborative effort of the Russian Convention Bureau and the Concord Group supported by the Roscongress Foundation, following the presentation of the Russia’s bidding committee, Moscow was chosen as the venue for the IPHS 2020 conference. The conference will take place on 1–5 July 2020. Its theme will be ‘City Space Transformation: Renovation of The Urban Environment’.
Museum of Historic Dockyard "Poltava" will be opened for visitors starting from September
In September, at the Historic Dockyard «Poltava» in Saint Petersburg will open an interactive museum, where it is planned to conduct excursions around the ship of the same name. Decks of sailing ships, located at the shipyard will be available for visit.
The first Meininger hotel in Russia will have Grand Opening 05th of July
A new hotel of 158 rooms was opene in St. Petersburg 28 of May on the eve of the World Cup 2018. It will be the first hotel of the international German brand in Russia. Grand Opening ceremony will take place 05th of July.
SO Sofitel St. petersburg was officilaly opened last friday
The first SO Sofitel hotel in Russia, located in the heart of the rich cultural center of St. Petersburg was officially opened on Friday 15th of June. In this hotel, designed by architect Antonio Citterio, the mysteries of the House of Faberge are revealed in a modern setting. The breathtaking views of St. Isaac's Cathedral await you, along with Just Say So, a new service concept, and SO evening parties on our scenic summer terrace.
Ferries Wheel may appear in St. Petersburg Center
The city administration called three locations where grandiose structure can be built. The territories of Angliyskaya Embankment (English Embankment), Petrovskaya Embankment (Peter's Embankment), and Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya (Univeristy Embankment) are the three finalists from original 17 names list.
FIFA World Cup Trophy in St. Petersburg
Last Sunday, May 26, in the framework of the longest host country tour in history, the FIFA World Cup Trophy was presented to the visitors of Gala concert on Palace Square in St Petersburg. The ceremony was attended by St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko and the Legislative Assembly Chairman Vyacheslav Makarov. Hood that covers the Trophy was removed by ex-player of the national team of Brazil and Arsenal F. C. Gilberto Silva.
airBaltic launches flights from Riga to Sochi
airBaltic has launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Sochi International Airport. The new route offers new travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia with convenient connections via Riga.
Germania will fly from Dresden to St. Petersburg until the end of October
Germania Airlines will carry out the direct scheduled flights from Dresden to St. Petersburg from May 4 to October 26 of this year.
«The departures from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport are performed on Mondays and Fridays, from Dresden to St. Petersburg on Thursdays and Sundays», — according to a press release from the German air carrier.
New Museum of Aviation will be opened in St. Petersburg
The Aviation Museum will be located in the former training aeronautical park in the Moskovsky District. A copy of the Sikorsky S-16 fighter, which is currently being assembled, will become a main exhibit of the museum. In total, there are only 15 such aircraft in the world, so the design of its copy forced the museum staff to collect information from a variety of sources.