Russia confirmed free train travel between host cities for World Cup 2018
Football fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup will be able to save considerable sums of money following confirmation all train transportation between the 11 host cities will be free of charge for next summer's event.
St Petersburg has been revealed as host for World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2017
Having itself been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination in 2016 by voters from the World Travel Awards, the city will take hosting responsibilities this year on 30th September 2017.
Qatar Airways is launching third daily flight to Moscow
Qatar Airways launches a third daily flight between Doha and Moscow Domodedovo Airport starting from August 2, 2017
Moscow Metropol Hotel Presented new renovated rooms
First step of room renovation in Metropol hotel has been completed. All rooms on the third floor and few on the second are ready for guests after full redesign. Total 28 rooms of different categories were presented to public including Ambassador Suites, Deluxe, Grand Deluxe и Grand Superior, Metropol Suite и Premier Suite.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is planning to open 9 new hotels in Russia within next 5 years
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced that they already signed 3 contract to run hotels under the brand Radisson Blu, plus 2 new hotels will be opened before 2022. Plus 3 new Park Inn hotels will be opened soon.
St. Petersburg International Sup-Surfing Festival Fontanka SUP 2017 will take place in St. Petersburg 08-09th of July
Festival will include Water Carnival — SUP costume race along rivers and canals of the city (on Griboyedov Canal, Moyka and Fontanka Rivers), Beach Fashion Defile — Bikini girls defile on SUP across the water area along the beach (Beach of Peter and Paul Fortress).
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup starts on Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg tomorrow
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is the 10th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA. It will be held in Russia from 17 June to 2 July 2017 as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The world biggest Planetarium will be opened in St. Petersburg in October 2017
Lumiere Hall St. Petersburg (also known as St. Petersburg Projection Museum) is planning to open planetarium that will become the biggest in the world. Dome with 37 meters diameter will be installed inside of the building, it will be made of monolith polycarbonate, wood and aluminum.
Russian Federation is voting for Tourist brand of Russia
Nationwide voting for the best concept of tourist brand has opened and organized by National Tourism portal RUSSIA.TRAVEL and Federal Agency for Tourism. Voting will last till 15th of August 2017 when winner will be selected among 10 shortlisted concepts.
Holiday Inn Express hotel and Meininger Hostel will be opened at restored Nikolskie Ryady
The Nikolskie Ryady project involves the restoration of the historic former Nikolsky Market site of more than 33,000 sq.m., in the heart of St. Petersburg, and its further development into a multifunctional complex comprising mid-range and affordable hotel properties (3* hotel and hostel), winch will be operated under global hotel brands such as Holiday Inn Express and Meininger.