St. Petersburg is Europe's Leading City Destination according to the World Tourism Awards

14 June 2019

St. Petersburg is recognized as Europe’s Leading City Destination 2019 according to World Travel Awards (WTA). The winners were announced at the awards ceremony in Portugal on the island of Madeira.

To the fight for the title, St. Petersburg surpassed Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Geneva, London, Moscow and Lisbon, the last yeas’ leader.

Aeroflot was also awarded the prize in several nominations: “The Best Aviation Brand of Europe”, “Best Business Class” and “Best Flights from Europe to Asia”, and Lotte Hotel in St. Petersburg received the award as the leading luxury hotel of Europe.

It is not for the first time that St. Petersburg becomes the WTA laureate and the leading European destination for travel. Previously, the status was assigned to the city in 2017. And in 2018, the city on the Neva became the leading cultural destination in Europe. St. Petersburg also won the title in 2016 and 2017.


World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.