For the entire tourism industry of St. Petersburg the year of 2017 was completed with success. According to the Committee for tourism development the total number of tourists amounted to 7.5 million. 2018 year imposes certain obligations on city’s administration, tourism industry and representatives of the whole tourist community. In June St. Petersburg is waiting for the FIFA World Cup. It is already requested more than 3 million tickets for the matches of championship.
In the near future on the basis of the City Tourist Information Bureau a special center to promote the placement of football fans will be functioning. Center tasks will include monitoring of available numbers, providing to fans with information about them, and giving ability to book hotel rooms. Andrey Mushkarev called hoteliers to cooperate as providing the necessary information about the number of rooms and other services that hotel representatives can offer.