St. Petersburg participated within the worldwide tourism exhibition “South Asia’s Journey & Tourism Trade” (SATTE), which was held from February 09 to 11, 2023 on the India Expo Mart. Committee for tourism improvement of Saint Petersburg and Saint Petersburg Conference Bureau organized a stand, devoted to the Northern capital of Russia. It has turn out to be the spotlight of the exhibition.
St. Petersburg is among the largest cities in Europe. It’s within the northwestern a part of Russia, on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Petersburg’s museums preserve and proudly display treasures of Czarist Russia, the reminiscence of excellent cultural figures. Town is a singular vacationer vacation spot for each Russian and overseas vacationers. At SATTE, the specialists of the Saint Petersburg Conference Bureau introduced the Northern capital of Russia and the probabilities of occasion, cultural and medical tourism there.
Minister of Tourism, Tradition and Growth of North Jap Area of India G. Kishan Reddy and Yulia Kuzenskaya, Deputy Chairman of Committee for tourism improvement of Saint Petersburg, took half within the grand opening of the exhibition. “Strategic partnership, between our two international locations, contributes to additional improvement of touring and conference occasions. It’s nice to notice that vacationer trade of St. Petersburg attracts numerous vacationers from India. The Northern Capital of Russia gives a variety of alternatives, mixed with the St. Petersburg’s hospitality, prime quality of companies and particular person method to worldwide friends which offer essentially the most nice impressions. And, we hope, it is going to encourage vacationers to return to our metropolis,” Yulia Kuzenskaya emphasised in her welcoming speech.
With a purpose to inform guests concerning the vacationer infrastructure of St. Petersburg, a media occasion as part of the exhibition was organized. Russian and overseas audio system participated in it. Consultants introduced distinctive vacationer alternatives for Indian vacationers, the Russian resort reserving system and corporations, specializing in internet hosting overseas friends within the metropolis on the Neva. Nika Strizhak, the Ambassador of St. Petersburg, reviewed town’s tourism potential, spoke about its cultural and enterprise facilities, resort infrastructure and spectacular historical past. The undertaking “Two cities – one million impressions” was introduced throughout the occasion. “Moscow and St. Petersburg are the 2 predominant vacationer locations in Russia for inbound and outbound vacationers. The undertaking “Two cities – one million impressions”, been developed and promoted along with our St. Petersburg colleagues, is meant to diversify journey gives of the 2 Russian capitals. It permits visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg throughout one journey and consists of greater than 40 routs. The idea of the undertaking meets the wants of overseas vacationers, together with the Indian viewers”, mentioned Bulat Nurmukhanov, Head of the Division of Worldwide Cooperation of the Moscow Metropolis Tourism Committee. Mr. Sumit Dahiya informed the guests concerning the Indian tour operator “Tripoholidays” on the media occasion. The corporate gives a variety of companies for its shoppers: from growing a vacationer route and help with registration of paperwork to arranging airport transfers.
The Petersburg delegation held conferences and negotiations with Indian colleagues, mentioned problems with worldwide tourism partnership and prospects of the trade improvement. On the exhibition, Yulia Kuzenskaya met with the Mr. Roshan Thomas, Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Tourism.
With a purpose to strengthen cooperation within the tourism sector, Saint Petersburg Conference Bureau has established partnership agreements with the Journey Brokers Affiliation of India, the main community of MICE companies, NIMA, and the Indian tour operator Tripoholidays. The signed agreements have contributed to strengthening the tourism partnership between Russia and India, rising vacationer flows and improvement of the trade.
Tour operators and hoteliers labored along with the Saint Petersburg Conference Bureau on the stand. Amongst them have been the most important journey firms: “Tari Tour”, “Morskoi Lev”, “Tour operator Intourist”, the Indian journey company “Tripoholidays”, the worldwide on-line reserving system “Bronevik.com”, and the restaurant “Oh! Mumbai!”, which was well-known for its scrumptious Indian delicacies.
Russia and India have long-standing pleasant relations and an extended historical past of cooperation in varied fields, together with tourism. Final yr, there was the fifty fifth anniversary of the official institution of a sister metropolis relationship between St. Petersburg and Mumbai. Furthermore, the Go to Petersburg workplace has been working in Mumbai since 2017. Indian vacationers can get all the mandatory details about St. Petersburg there.