This year the partner city of OTDYKH Leisure 2021 will be Russia’s very own St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg is a famous city well-known by tourists. Its brands are the historical center of the city, which included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the white nights, and the atmosphere of drawbridges.

St. Petersburg

Typically, a trip to the northern capital of Russia includes a rich cultural program, exhibitions, canal walks and the unique atmosphere of the restaurants. But this is only part of the experience. Today St. Petersburg has much more to offer.

It's modern. The city is implementing its own "New Tourist and Cultural Geography" program, which is aimed at integrating new places and locations into the existing, classic tourist map of the city.

It's safe. St. Petersburg was the first city in Russia to join the international movement to restart the travel industry "Safe Travels" with its own marketing program "Petersburg Hospitality / Safe Travel". Within this program more than 1800 organizations of the city's hospitality industry confirm compliance with the safety standards developed by the Committee for Tourism Development and Rospotrebnadzor.

It's a tourist hub. The city on the Neva River is a kind of bridge between Russia and the world. The routes "Silver Necklace of Russia", river cruises "Russian North" and many others begin here.

St. Petersburg is also businesslike, modern, eventful, recreational, great for family, and of course, hospitable.

In the season of 2021, the city became one of the main newsmakers on the Russian tourism market: under the sonorous title “Two Cities - a Million Impressions”, a marketing program jointly launched with Moscow. Audience across 87 countries saw the festive "Scarlet Sails", the famous pyrotechnic show on the water. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and EURO-2020 were also held here.

St. Petersburg is included in the list of leading tourist destinations according to the tourist cashback program of Rostourism. Thanks to the extension of tour sales to August 31 with the opportunity to go on a trip from October 1 to December 24, travelers will be able to appreciate the autumn and winter charm of the cultural capital of Russia.

Representatives of the Committee for the Development of Tourism of St. Petersburg and tourism industry professionals of the city will attend the 2021 OTDYKH Leisure Fair. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about various offices and programs of the upcoming autumn-winter of season.

St. Petersburg will be a partner of the event, which will take place from 7 to 9 September at the Expocentre Fairgrounds (Forum pavilion). You can register online and get a free visitor badge to find out about the latest tourist news of St. Petersburg.

Register now for your free visitor ticket here →