April 8 2019

Saint Petersburg’s tourism potential was successfully presented at the WTM (World Travel Market Latin America) 2019 international tourism fair, which was held on April 2-4  at the Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo (Brazil).

WTM Latin America is the main international event of tourist market in Latin America, a platform for making deals and presentations of latest innovations in the tourism sector.

Within three days of the exhibition representatives of Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau and tourist companies «Global Russia», «GrandRus Tours», «Maxima» have had several dozen meetings with potential and existing partners. Many companies from Brazil and other countries have expressed strong interest in establishing contacts and partnerships with companies from St. Petersburg.

In addition to the business program, St. Petersburg presented cultural, educational, wedding tourism, programs of sports events to the specialists, as well as participation of the city in matches of UEFA 2020.

The companies that took part in the collective exposition noted the high efficiency of their work at the exhibition and the considerable interest of the participants in the tourist potential of Petersburg.

Most of the inquiries were of an introductory nature, the visitors of the stand were interested in the traditional directions of tourism in St. Petersburg, the optimal duration of tours, suitable seasons for traveling.

Also, for the first time within the framework of the exhibition, the representative of the Congress Bureau had a meeting with the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism, Rosie Prado de Holgin, and discussed the prospects for the development of bilateral contacts in the field of tourism.

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