In the framework of the ongoing Week of Northern Countries in northwest Russia, a meeting of Committee for Tourism Development and a delegation headed by the Mayor of Turku Aleksi Randell was held in St. Petersburg. The parties actively discussed the current relations between the regions in the field of tourism, and also outlined joint plans for the next year.
Receiving party headed by the Director-General of the City Tourist Information Bureau, Evgeny Pankevich and the president of the St. Petersburg Sailing Union, Sergei Alekseev welcomed the Finnish guests and wished to have a good time in St. Petersburg.
This year the cities mark 65 years of twinning relationship between the Northern Capital of Russia and Turku. The Agreement on mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of tourism was signed in 2016.
Saint Petersburg is annually visited by approximately 700 thousand Finnish people. Based on the total number of tourists arriving in Petersburg, every 12th person is a Finn.