On July 5, AmCham St. Petersburg's Tourism and Hospitality Committee - which comprises representatives of major St. Petersburg hotels - met with Andrey Mushkarev, newly-appointed chair of the St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development.
One of the main issues discussed was the need to introduce 72-hour visa-free stays for foreigners. It was agreed to unite the efforts of the St. Petersburg Government and the business community to continue work on draft legislation currently being reviewed by the State Duma.
Other participants in the meeting included Evgeny Pankevich, General Director of the St. Petersburg Tourist & Information Bureau, and Olga Mugatina, General Director of the St. Petersburg Congress & Exhibition Bureau
General managers, heads of human resources departments and other representatives of the hospitality industry shared ideas regarding hospitality business in Russia and how schools can help hotels to achieve its goals.
Volvo Cars have glimpsed at how autonomous drive technology will change the world as we know it. Car brand introduced the 360c concept which presents four potential uses of autonomous driving vehicles – a sleeping environment, mobile office, living room and entertainment space.
On January 28 gala dinner for the participants of WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 tournament was organized in the Montferrand ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg.
As part of the cultural program of the St. Petersburg Open 2012 tournament, Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg hosted a culinary competition with the participation of current doubles champions Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins.