Saint Petersburg became the first city in Russia to join the international WTTC program for safe tourism – Safe Travels. As part of this initiative key players of the city tourism industry receive a special sign of Safe Travels SPB, recognizing them as organizations that implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols.
For tourists, this sign is a guarantee that the services provided by city tourism organizations meet the requirements of sanitary hygienic standards and safety standards. By receiving the Safe Travels SPB sign, city tourism organizations become participants of the unified Saint Petersburg marketing program to promote the city as a safe destination for travel.
“The pandemic has changed the way hospitality works around the world. St. Petersburg has developed and proposed its own solutions to determine the safety of the companies operating in the tourism sector of the Northern Capital, ” said Sergey Korneev, Chairman of the Committee for Tourism Development of St. Petersburg. “Our challenge is to make the tourism industry work effectively again after the epidemiological restrictions are lifted. Adherence to protocol prescriptions and compliance with all necessary safety standards will help restore the confidence of potential travelers and ensure a comfortable and safe stay of tourists in St. Petersburg, including during the flight on Rossiya Airlines flights.”