In 2020, the city is competing for “Europe's Leading City Destination”, “Europe's Leading City Break Destination”, “Europe's Leading Cruise Destination” as well as “Europe's Leading Heritage Destination”.
In addition, the Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development is also running for “Europe's Leading Tourist Board”.
Last year, the city already became a two-time winner of the award as Europe's Leading City Destination 2019 and World's Leading Cultural City Destination 2019.
The World Travel Awards is considered to be one of the most recognizable and most prestigious travel awards in the world. St. Petersburg will be able to celebrate its achievements and win back the tourist Oscar if a sufficient number of experts in the field of tourism, representatives of travel companies, travellers and even citizens vote for it.
Voting will continue until 17 August with anyone registered on the World Travel Awards site eligible to cast their vote. The winners of the prestigious award will be announced on 28 September in a gala ceremony held in Antalya, Turkey. Meanwhile, for the first time, the Grand final is planned to be held in Moscow as one of the largest events of the tourism sector.