Industry Updates

JUNE 2021

Russian entry visa measures get simplified

Russia has facilitated the entry into the country for foreign tourists. Last week President Vladimir Putin signed a law according to which foreigners will soon be able to obtain tourist visas for up to six months if they have a simple hotel reservation.

Positive Development

According to the current procedure, foreign tourists could obtain a Russian visa either for up to 1 month, or up to six months, if the principle of reciprocity was in effect between the state where the tourist came from and Russia.

Now, foreign visitors will be able to obtain a six-month visa regardless of what policy their countries are pursuing in relation to Russian traveler. The new law should come into force after 90 days from the date of its official publication (May 26).

It must also be noted that Saint Petersburg is currently preparing to host three football matches of the group stage as well as one of the quarterfinals of the next UEFA Euro which will take place from June 11 to July 11 in several European cities.

International supporters will be allowed to enter the country without a visa to attend the matches on presentation of the Fan ID introduced during the 2018 World Cup.

Millions of Foreign Tourists to Arrive

In April, during his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Putin declared that “as soon as the epidemiological situation allows it, we will remove the current restrictions and millions of tourists from all over the world will come to us”.

“This is particularly thanks to the e-visa, as from most countries it will be possible to issue an electronic visa to travel to Russia, without unnecessary formalities and in just four days,” he added.

We will see if President Putin’s prediction will come true, but what is certain is that in the first four months of the year, 1.83 million foreigners visited Russia. Out of these, just 13.4 thousand of them came to the country for tourism purposes.

In comparison with January-March last year, the number of foreigners arriving in the country has decreased almost threefold and the number of tourists is 24 times lower. Text source: https://www.tourism-review.com

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO Team has created Instagram Mask  «Welcome to Russia» to raise awareness about Russia Travel Potential and started Instagram flash mob to promote possibilities of Russia for Meetings, Incentives, Congresses, Events and Leisure tourism. 

We invite you to become part of our flash mob on Instagram and other social media using our masks and putting hashtag #WelcomeToRussia.

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We can help you in RUSSIA, UKRAINE, BALTIC STATES, BELARUS with any MICE needs and with planning, organizing and operating of:

  • Meeting & Congress
  • Incentive Program
  • Cultural or Special Interest Professional Group
  • Theme Parties & Special Events
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transportation and Staff logistics
  • Team-Building Activities
  • Venues & vendors Selection

Why Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO?

  1. The only CMP   (Certified Meeting Professional) in Russia. Managing Director & Founder of the company Alexander Rodionov is the only CMP in the country  (since 2010)
  2. The first DMCP  (Destination Management Certified Professional) in Russia! Managing Director & Founder of the company Alexander Rodionov is the first DMCP in the country  (since 2011)
  3.  The only CITP  (Certified Incentive Travel Specialist) in Russia. Managing Director & Founder of the company Alexander Rodionov is the only CITP in the country  (since 2019)
  4.  We are the only company in Russia where all project managers are CIS  (Certified Incentive specialist) — since 2019
  5.  We are the first Accredited Destination Management Company  (ADMC) in Russia  (since 2015).
  6.  We wrote book Russia Survival Guide — first Book-instruction for Meeting planners who is organizing event in Russia. Published in 2013 and available online and in bookstores  (sold more than 20 000 books).
  7.  We created Russia Survival Guide Vlog – first Russian MICE Theme YouTube Channel with instructions for Meeting planners who is organizing event in Russia  (since 2018, more than 300,000 views)
  8.  We are winner of 4  (four!) World Travel Awards in category Russia’s Leading Destination Management company
  9.  Winner of ADME International Recognition Award 2016 in category Destination Management Professional of the Year, won by Alexander Rodionov, DMCP, CMP, CITP, Managing Director & Founder of Company
  10.  We are winner of ADMEI Achievements Award 2020 in nomination   «Best Tour Program» with incentive BMW Baltics   «Dreamland Program» in Moscow
  11.  We are finalist of ADMEI Excellence Award 2020 in nomination   «Excellence in Meeting Services» with SPIMUN 2019   (St. Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference)
  12. We are finalist of ADMEI Excellence Award 2016 in nomination   «Excellence in Entertainment Production» with SPIMUN 2015   (St. Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference)
  13.  We are finalist of ADMEI Excellence Award 2019 in nomination   «Excellence in Cultural and Tradition Integration» with our event Gala Dinner at Moscow GUM for FIFA World Cup 2018 Coca Cola Global Hospitality Program
  14.  We are the first Russian DMC opened Franchised office outside of Russia opening Tsar Events Panama DMC & PCO providing services in Panama Republic
  15.  We organized more than 600 events during 10 years of providing MICE services in Russia, CIS countries and Panama
  16.  We provided service for more than 90000 clients during 10 years working in Russia, CIS countries and Panama
  17.  We are helping to develop MICE industry in Russia collaborating with local Travel universities and colleges providing work places for students and graduates
  18.  Our Project Manager Ekaterina Antonova, CIS is the winner of 2019 Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship supported by ADME International
  19.  We are promoting and supporting responsible consuming during planning and program execution process selecting only suppliers and activities answering ethical and ecological requirements
  20.  Together with local public schools we are supporting new generation and promoting United Nations values organizing annual non-profit event — SPIMUN   (St. Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference) during 10 years already
  21.  Our team members never stop personal and professional development regularly participating in global MICE industry educational events like SITE Global conferences, MPI WEC, ICCA Annual congress
  22.  Every week we are creating for you new concepts, themes, and activities and select venues vetting and choosing the best suppliers in our destinations
  23.  We are small company  (only 9 team members) and every projects becomes our  «baby» and every clients becomes our family member for life