“Considered one of our missions throughout our go to is to fulfill representatives of predominant airline corporations in India and persuade them to combine their providers with Saint Petersburg,” stated Kuzenskaya with the assistance of a translator. Presently, the one connection between India and Russia is between Delhi and Moscow operated by the Russian nationwide provider Aeroflot.
She stated that there was rising curiosity amongst Indians to go to Saint Petersburg in the previous couple of years leading to 10 to fifteen per cent progress in Indian arrivals to town year-on-year. The variety of Indian vacationer arrivals to Russia, basically, had doubled within the final 10 years.
Whereas Moscow is the principle port of name for Indians due to the direct connectivity, she stated that Moscow – Saint Petersburg packages (Two cities – Million Impressions) are the preferred package deal with worldwide vacationers visiting Russia.
“Saint Petersburg could be very properly linked by worldwide hubs of Dubai, Doha and Istanbul as properly,” she stated.
Speaking in regards to the sights, Kuzenskaya stated that Saint Petersburg is a multi-faceted metropolis with diversified sights. Thought of to be the cultural capital of Russia, she stated that town has over 200 museums, libraries and theaters. A transport and logistics hub of Russia, town has a world airport, 5 railway stations, a world bus station, sea and river ports, she stated.
She stated that the important thing focus within the Indian marketplace for town tourism board is to advertise town for Indian weddings, medical and wellness tourism, and many others. There are a selection of royal palaces out there within the metropolis to host Indian weddings. Town has a matured eco-system of occasion organizers who can facilitate and ship world-class occasions for worldwide company, she stated.
Within the medical and wellness tourism, Kuzenskaya stated that town has over 40 Sanatoriums that may provide all kinds of medical care. Town has a singular local weather due to the largely coniferous forest cowl, she stated.
Kuzenskaya stated that town Tourism Board has plans to carry devoted medical and wellness tourism roadshows in a number of cities of India within the coming months.
Town can be creating its area of interest in gastronomic tourism, sports activities tourism and leisure tourism in an enormous method. Town additionally hosts a lot of festivals and occasions across the yr which attracts numerous worldwide vacationers, she stated.