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St. Petersburg is nominated for World's Leading Business Travel Destination

27 September 2019
St. Petersburg is nominated for World's Leading Business Travel Destination

In 2019, St. Petersburg is once again nominated for «World's Leading Business Travel Destination 2019» by the World Travel Awards.

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 and are considered one of the most prestigious award in the sphere of tourism. The prize is awarded annually to the winners in different categories after thousands of tourists and industry experts vote for one of the candidates.

Saint Petersburg is also presented in the categories «World's Leading City Destination 2019», «World's Leading Cruise Destination 2019», and «World's Leading Cultural City Destination 2019».

The voting is open now and it will conclude on the Sunday, 20th October. Voting is available online at

As a reminder, St. Petersburg has been previously recognized as Europe’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2018 according to WTA. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony in Portugal on the island of Madeira. In 2019 prize drawn among the European countries, St. Petersburg has recognized as a Europe's Leading City Destination 2019, and in 2018 – Europe's Leading Cruise Destination 2018 and Europe's Leading Heritage Destination 2018

Also we are proud to remind that Managing Director & Owner Alexander Rodionov, CMP, DMCP has passed  exams for The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP) and has become the FIRST  CITP  in Russia.

Alexander Rodionov  is also the ONLY  CMP   (Certified Meeting Professional) and the FIRST DMCP   (Destination Management Certified Professional) in Russia!

The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP) exam is SITE’s mid-level qualification aimed at incentive travel professionals with at least five years of full-time experience. It is part of a suite of certifications that includes the entry-level CIS certification and the director-level CITE designation, which is currently in redevelopment. Designed specifically for planners of incentive travel experiences in corporations and agencies, the CITP is also relevant to senior managers on the supplier side – DMOs, CVBs, DMCs, hotels, cruise companies, venues. Candidates are expected to have current, direct, hands-on involvement in the major processes associated with incentive travel sales, design, and management.

We have such a GREAT NEWS that we were waiting for so long. SIMPLIFIED ELECTRONIC VISAS for citizens of 54 countiries, who is visiting St. Petersburg will be available from 1st of October 2019. This e-visa will also be valid for guests from Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Island, Finland, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, France, Turkey and Japan and other countries. Now your clients can visit Russia (entering and leaving St. Petersburg) during 8 days just filling in all necessary information on web-site of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (exact link for St. Petersburg will be published later). Now you can check this link — it is already used for applying electronic visa for tourists entering Russia throe Kaliningrad Region) So, starting from 01st of October 2019 you will just need to fulfil all information online and get electronic visa on-line before visiting St. Petersburg. For more information, you can always contact team of TSAR EVENTS RUSSIA DMC & PCO.



If you need asistance with museum visit or  accommodation booking, planning your special event, cultural  or incentive program, conference and congress in Moscow or St. Peterbsurg, please, contact  team of Tsar Events Destination Management Company & Professional Congress Organizer that provide all MICE services in all Russian cities.


Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO is existing on the market already 9 years and we have very long list of satisfied clients and successful events.

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

We are proud to say that we are:

• The ONLY ADMC         (Accredited DMC) in Russia

• ALL our Project Managers are         (CIS) Certified Incentive Specialists

• Company is run by the ONLY CMP         (Certified Meeting professional) in Russia

• We wrote book-instruction Russia Survival Guide for meeting planners to help organize vents in Russia

• Created First Russian MICE Professional Vlog on Youtube to help client better understand our destination

Looking for some unforgettable experiences in Russia? Just few ideas from Tsar Events:

• Conference at the underground Bunkern

• Product presentation on the top of one the highest buildings in Europe

• Exclusive visit to the Russian President’s Residence

• Participation in the Astronaut training programme at Star City space training centre

• Exclusive night visit to the Hermitage

• Gala dinner with Rasputin in Yusupoff Palace

And we have 1,000 more…

The goal of this VIDEOBLOG is to help people understand #Russia better and to have a better experience while they are here. We wanted to create something that would help people fall in love with Russia, as much as we have, by sharing our experiences and funny stories about our life as an expat in St. Petersburg and #opera singer         (Maya Krivchenia) and Tsar Events — #travel professional organizer Russia is an exciting, interesting, and dynamic country, but sometimes the differences that people come across are extremely frustrating and confusing. Our goal is to explain some of Russia’s unique qualities so that our friends, clients, tourist, and all others can appreciate this amazing country.

Hopefully this will help answer some of the many questions you already have about Russia while planning your #trip. By #traveling to Russia you will certainly have a unique experience and hopefully by reading this you will get to experience Russia to the fullest!

We’ll show what is must to do in Russia, what should be avoided, how will be better for you to prepare trip for your client and for yourselves. Together with Tsar Events we’ll shares an informative and enjoyable guide to enjoying the historical and cultural wealth of the world’s largest country.

You can also check our other videos devoted to restaurants venues of St. Petersburg:


Naryshkin-Trubetskoy Mansion is new and fully equipped venue located at old rich in history mansion. The mansion was purchased in 1875 by Duke Vasily Naryshkin, whose family included Nataliya Naryshkina, the second wife of Czar Alexis and the mother of Peter the Great. The mansion, in Tchaikovsky Street, had been put together by connecting two 18th century houses, one of which belonged to Pushkin’s African grandfather Abram Gannibal. After the Bolsheviks nationalised private property, part of the mansion was turned into a stolovaya, a canteen-like restaurant serving utilitarian meals, according to Russian news reports. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the building housed apartment, became private apartments, then was purchased by Intarsia to be turned into a conference and cultural center. Mansion became famous when Tsarist-Era Treasures were Found during restoration in 2014 Majestic interiors are perfect for special events, gala dinners, meetings, small theater performances, workshops. Residence is located in the city center on 600 sq m, 8 halls from from 25 to 150 sq m Trubetskikh hall: 149 sq m, Coctail: 130 pax, Dinner setup: 100 pax (hall with permanent stage) Naryshkin hall: 89 sq m, Coctail: 70 pax, Dinner setup: 50 pax (Hall with historical interiors, fireplace and windows) Princess Lizon hall: Recommended for gala dinners, 91 sq m, Cocktail: 70 pax. Dinner setup: 50 pax Princess Orbelliany hall: Recommended for dinners, 68 sq m, Cocktail: 60 pax, Dinner setup: 30 pax (Rent only together with Princess Lizon hall)



Tauride Palace located near Smolny Convent, Smolny Institute, 15 min drive from the Hermitage Museum and center of the city, Nevsky Avenue. Entry is from Schpalernaya Street. Since it is the official state organization – the special permission is needed to enter the building. The Taurida Palace was built in 1789 on the order of Catherine the Great for her favorite Prince Gregory Potemkin         (The conqueror of Taurida). Since then, it was reconstructed several times and in the period from 1906 to 1917 the State Duma was located there. Nowadays the official governmental organization is working in the building – the Interparlement Assembly of CIS. The Palace has the Congress Hall with the capacity of 800 people, shaped like amphitheater, and the main Column Hall designed in classical style. It can be suggested for the Gala dinner for up to 1200 people.



For centuries the Yusupovs had been tsars’ trustworthy and favorite associates. The Palace on Moika became the Yusupovs' family residence in 1820 and until Bolshevik Revolution remained the richest aristocratic house of Russia. The Yusupov Palace acquired its present appearance in the course of palace’s constructions from 1760 till 1850 done by the famous architects of the time. The staterooms in neoclassical style are remarkable for their rich and elegant decoration. The unique West European works of art as well as musical instruments of the 19th century adorn the palace interior. The germ of the palace is the unique Domestic Theatre built in the Rococo style as a miniature of the world-known Marinsky Theatre. Yusupovs' palace on Moika is notoriously famous for Rasputin's murder that took place in one of the cell rooms on 16-17 December 1916. The exhibition dedicated to Grigory Rasputin is set up in the original rooms where the tragedy took place. The exhibition dedicated to Grigory Rasputin is set up in the original rooms where the tragedy took place. The Rasputin exhibition can be visited only with a tour. Visit can be organized upon request only. Yusupov palace has never become a museum. In 1919 it was nationalized and in 1925 became Teachers' Community house.