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  05.09.2016 Saint Petersburg was named the tourist capital of Europe - Regions & cities of Russia
Saint Petersburg was named the tourist capital of Europe
Inte ational experts recognized Saint Petersburg best tourist destination in Europe. The city received the prestigious travel industry award World Travel Awards. This is stated in the press releasecontent tourism development of the Northe capital, arrived in edition "Tapes.<url>" on Monday, September 5.
The award ceremony took place the day before on the Italian island of Sardinia. This year, along with St. Petersburg for the title of tourist capital of Europe fought Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Paris, three cities in Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice, and other cities.

Deputy head of the Federal tourism Agency Sergey Ko eev said that Petersburg deserves such an award. "This is the result of the work that local authorities carry out to promote your city worldwide," he said.

The Northe capital was named the best European destination for travelers in 2015.

Inte ational award in the field of tourism World Travel Awards was established in 1993. It is presented annually in different categories after thousands of travelers and industry professionals will vote for one of the candidates. Key parameters to determine the winner are the safety of the city, developed infrastructure and hotel chain.

The American newspaper the Wall Street Jou al called the award a kind of "Oscar" of the tourism industry.

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