The head of state tourism development committee of the city, Sergey Korneev, spoke about daily consultations with the business community to prepare St. Petersburg for hosting tourists in an interview with TourDom.ru. Petersburg waits travelers after lifting restrictions.
The committee finds out which product will cause the greatest interest - city tours or full-fledged excursion programs. The department is also interested in which routes will be the most popular, and tourists from which regions will want to come.
The chairman of the committee expressed confidence that there would be no increase in prices after the removal of quarantine measures. At the same time, travel agencies and accommodation facilities will expand the list of their offers. Such a variety will allow tourists to choose a tour to their budget.
The preparation of the Safe Travel program of the St. Petersburg government was also announced. It will become a part of the concept of «St. Petersburg Hospitality». The program offers voluntary certification of travel services for health and safety.
“After COVID-19, competition for travelers around the world will intensify, so we need to be in a perfect shape,” said Sergey Korneev.