WTA is considered to be one of the most prestigious tourism industry awards around the globe. To gain victory, nominees have to earn enough votes from experts, representatives of travel companies, and also travellers and even city residents. Voting will last until October 20 on the official website of WTA: worldtravelawards.com. The results will be announced later at the awards ceremony.
World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of travel, tourism and hospitality industries. To be chosen as best, a tourist destination should match such important criteria as safety, well-developed infrastructure, the number of hotels and quality of their services.
Let us remind that St. Petersburg was chosen as World's Leading Cultural City Destination in 2018. Among European countries, in 2019, St. Petersburg became Europe's Leading City Destination and, in 2018, Europe's Leading Cruise Destination and Europe's Leading Heritage Destination.