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
Fiera Milano and Moscow Design Week are announcing the joint launch of the first hospitality design exhibition in Russia. Hospitality Design 2013 is taking place on 14-17 October in Artplay design centre as a part of Moscow Design Week.
Representatives of the mixed-use complex Lakhta Centre in St. Petersburg, the construction of which is in progress, announced the launch of online broadcast from the height of 360 metres. Online camera is located at the level of Lakhta Centre tower’s future observation deck.
On August 23, a welcome cocktail of ABT-ACTE Russia, the association of business travel, was held on the HI-SO terrace. Private event was organized for acquaintance of the 5th Saint Petersburg Business Travel Forum’s participants.
Moscow never sleeps! Together with the announcement about opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, Canadian-based five-star hotel company introduces the plans for the opening of the second property in Russia in 2013 – Four Seasons Hotel Moscow.