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09 January 2020

Russia Opens Skies over St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport

Russia Opens Skies over St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport

Russian aviation authorities announced that Open Skies regime at will be introduced at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg for five years on January 1, 2020.  According to Russia’s Ministry of Transport, this initiative will complement the activities of the airport with new routes and expand the geography of flights.

23 December 2019

Season’s Greetings & Happy New 2020 Year!

Season’s Greetings & Happy New 2020 Year!

Our dear Friends  and Clients,

Thank you for Wonderfull and Successful year!

SEASON’S GREETINGS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Best wishes from your Russian Friends from Tsar Events DMC & PCO!

25 November 2019

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO has become 2020 ADMEI Award Finalist in two nominations

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO has become 2020 ADMEI Award Finalist in two nominations

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO team has become ADMEI Achivements & Excellence Award in nomination «Excellence in Meeting Services» for SPIMUN 2019 (St. Peterbsurg International Model United Nations Conference  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKnl65lUp0U) and «Best Tour Program»  with incentive BMW Baltic «Dreamland Program» in Moscow.

14 November 2019

St. Petersburg City Tourist Information Bureau has presented new meta-brand of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg City Tourist Information Bureau has presented new meta-brand of St. Petersburg

New meta-brand of  St. Petersburg  was presented by St. Petersburg City Tourist Information Bureau has presented this week. New logo is represented by blue circle that symbolizes Northern Sun  and White nights and word «Saint Petersburg» reflecting images of St, Petersburg drawbridges.

30 October 2019

Radisson Hotel Perm set for 2021 opening in Russia

Radisson Hotel Perm set for 2021 opening in Russia

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the first Radisson-branded hotel in Russia. Set to arrive in the Urals region of the country, the newly built Radisson Hotel Perm will have 150 rooms and is due to open in late 2021. This new signing brings the group’s Russian portfolio to a total of 39 hotels and 10,320 rooms in operation or under development.

28 October 2019

Russia's Alexander Palace, the last home of Emperor Nicholas II will reopen to the public next summer

Russia's Alexander Palace, the last home of Emperor Nicholas II will reopen to the public next summer

Russia's Alexander Palace, the last home of Emperor Nicholas II before he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks, will reopen to the public next summer after million-dollar renovations, officials said Friday. The palace, considered one of the best works of the Italian architect Giacomo Quarenghi, was built in the late 18th century for the future Emperor Alexander I and became the permanent residence of the last Russian tsar in 1905.

25 October 2019

St. Petersburg will host 45th International Advertising Association (IAA) World Congress May 27-29 2020

St. Petersburg will host 45th International Advertising Association (IAA) World Congress May 27-29 2020

St. Petersburg will host 45th International Advertising Association (IAA) World Congress May 27-29 2020. The IAA World Congress, a world-renowned gathering of leaders in the marketing communications industry, is a forum of authoritative opinion, stimulation, motivation, and exchange of ideas with industry leaders of global standing. It is expected that over 1500 delegates from marketing, advertising, media sectors from across the globe would participate in this premier event in St Petersburg.

23 October 2019

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is opening new hotel in Moscow, Russia

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is opening new hotel in Moscow, Russia

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is planning to open their new property  in the very center of Moscow near famous Zaryadie park not far from Kremlin and Red Square. Luxury hotel will have almost 200 rooms, several conference and ball room, two restaurants and spa center. More details will be known later after official announcement of the project.

18 October 2019

Meet Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a Hosts Global Member during IBTM World in Barcelona, Spain (booth B96 & B97)

Meet Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a Hosts Global Member during IBTM World in Barcelona, Spain  (booth B96 & B97)

Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a Hosts Global Member together with Tsar Events PANAMA DMC & PCO, a Hosts Global Member will have own stands B96 & B97 a t IBTM World in Barcelona 19 – 21 November 2019. Our team will be happy to tell you everything about Incentive ideas, Conference venues, best options for accommodation in Russia and also give last updates about electronic visa for St. Petersburg, EURO 2020 games and UEFA Champion League Final 2021.

14 October 2019

St. Petersburg Festival of Lights 2019 will take place 02—03 November

St. Petersburg Festival of Lights 2019 will take place 02—03 November

Annual festival under a label «Wonder of Light» will be held in St. Petersburg. Within two days, on the 2nd and 3rd of November, a magical garden full of real miracles will come to life on the Palace Square.

Guests and residents of the city will see giant light flowers, trees and fantastic plants in the very heart of St. Petersburg. At the festival, 3D-mapping shows and light installations will be combined into a single digital space. A specially designed application with augmented reality (AR) technology will help not to get lost in the impromptu garden. The application will become a real guide for garden researchers and will help to reveal secrets on the other side of reality.

27 September 2019

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

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.

24 September 2019

UEFA Chooses St. Petersburg to Host 2021 Champions League Final

UEFA Chooses St. Petersburg to Host 2021 Champions League Final

St. Petersburg’s Gazprom Arena will host the final of the 2021 UEFA Champions League, the European football governing body’s executive committee announced  this week.

23 July 2019

Electronic visas for foreigners coming to St. Petersburg will start working from October 1, 2019

Electronic visas for foreigners coming to St. Petersburg will start working from October 1, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree extending the electronic visa regime to the territory of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. The relevant document was posted on the legal information website.

05 July 2019

Tsar Events' Managing Director & Owner Alexander Rodionov has become the FIRST CITP (CERTIFIED INCENTIVE TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS) in Russia!

Tsar Events' Managing Director & Owner Alexander Rodionov has become the FIRST CITP (CERTIFIED INCENTIVE TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS) in Russia!

We are proud to announce 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!

10 June 2019

First Hotel under the brand Curio Collection by Hilton is opened in Russia

First Hotel under the brand Curio Collection by Hilton is opened in Russia

Former Golden Apple Design Boutique Hotel is opened after full renovation under name The Chekhoff Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton Moscow. The Chekhoff Hotel Moscow is centrally located in the heart of the capital next to the main sightseeing, business areas and shopping malls. The new and charming property provides luxurious accommodation, a restaurant and a bar. The Hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers.

04 June 2019

Marriott International is opening first AC Hotel by Marriott in Russia

Marriott International is opening first AC Hotel by Marriott in Russia

First AC Hotel by Marriott  will be opene in Moscow in 2020.  240-rooms 4 stars hotel will be located on Bolshaya Sadovaya street, 8.

28 May 2019

IHG opens eight new hotels in Russia and CIS region

IHG opens eight new hotels in Russia and CIS region

So far in 2019, IHG has opened the Crowne Plaza Ufa-Congress Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Moscow-Baumanskaya and entered the Armenian market with Holiday Inn Express Yerevan in February. A Crowne Plaza has been signed in Krasnodar and open later this year. This new signing joins Holiday Inn Perm, Crowne Plaza Moscow-Park Huaming, Holiday Inn Aktau-Seaside (Kazakhstan) and Holiday Inn Telavi in Georgia, which are all set to open this year.

24 May 2019

The 2023 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Saint Petersburg, Russia

The 2023 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Saint Petersburg, Russia

The 2019 IIHF Annual Congress has assigned the hosting rights for the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships between 2023 and 2025 to Russia, the Czech Republic and a co-hosting project of Sweden and Denmark.

16 May 2019

Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS Global Member will participate in 7th ANNUAL HOSTS GLOBAL FORUM

Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS Global Member will participate in 7th ANNUAL HOSTS GLOBAL FORUM

Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS Global Member will participate in 7th ANNUAL HOSTS GLOBAL FORUM that will be held  27 — 30 June 2019 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Company will be represented by Managing Director Alexander Rodionov, CMP, DMCP and Project Manager Ksenia Shalyga, CIS.

13 May 2019

32nd Episode of Tsar Events' RUSSIA SURVIVAL GUIDE with Maya Krivchenia is devoted to TALEON IMPERIAL HOTEL

32nd Episode of Tsar Events' RUSSIA SURVIVAL GUIDE with Maya Krivchenia is devoted to TALEON IMPERIAL HOTEL

32nd Episode of Tsar Events' RUSSIA SURVIVAL GUIDE with Maya Krivchenia  is about one of the most intersitng hotels in Russia, boutique hotel  TALEON IMPERIAL. You can check our new video HERE.

09 May 2019

Russia ready to ease visa requirements for Japanese visitors

Russia ready to ease visa requirements for Japanese visitors

Moscow is ready for further steps to ease visa requirements for Japanese visitors, speaker of the Russian Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko said.

02 May 2019

SO/ Sofitel St. Petersburg will join Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO during IMEX 2019

SO/ Sofitel St. Petersburg will join Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO during IMEX 2019

Luxury Hotel SO/ Sofitel St. Petersburg will join Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO  and  Tsar Events Panama DMC & PCO (both HOSTS Global members)   at their stand G405 during IMEX Frankfurt  21 — 23  May 2019.

18 April 2019

St. Petersburg hotels to charge tourist tax from foreigners

St. Petersburg hotels to charge tourist tax from foreigners

Charging a tourist fee from foreigners will stimulate the city’s economy, allowing the city officials to restore more monuments and places of interest, local authorities believe.  St. Petersburg’s hotels and hostels will start charging a tourist tax from foreign visitors of the city, chairman of the city’s committee for the development of tourism Yevgeny Pankevich told TASS on Monday 15th of April.

16 April 2019

Movenpick Hotels & Resort is opening new first hotel in Russia

Movenpick Hotels & Resort is opening new first hotel in Russia

AccorHotel is expanding it’s portfolio of hotels brands in Russia  and opening first Movenpick Hotel in Moscow in the end of 2019. It will be 200 hotel near Taganskaya Metro next to Ibis Taganskaya hotel.

10 April 2019

Meet Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS GLOBAL member at IMEX Frankfurt 2019, Stand #G405

Meet Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS GLOBAL member at IMEX Frankfurt 2019, Stand #G405

Let’s meet at IMEX Frankfurt 21 – 23 May 2019! You can make appointment with TSAR EVENTS — Russia’s Leading DMC  to know news and possibilities for your events  in Russia.

03 April 2019

International Arctic Forum will be held next week in St.Petersburg

International Arctic Forum will be held next week in St.Petersburg

The ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum is held once in two years. It is the largest forum for discussing relevant issues and potential development of the Arctic region with international partners. The main events of the International Arctic Forum 2019 will take place on 9–10 April 2019 in St. Petersburg at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. In previous years the forum has been held in Arkhangelsk and this is the first time it will take place in St.Petersburg.

02 April 2019

Russian Government is planning to start using electronic visas system for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Sochi and Kaliningrad

Russian Government is planning to start using electronic visas system for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Sochi and Kaliningrad

Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin informed that electronic visas system will be implemented in Russia in the beginning of 2020. Five cities (Vladivostok, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi and Kaliningrad) will be the first regions that start this procedure.

26 March 2019

Tsar Events became the ONLY DMC in Russia where the whole team got CIS (Certified Incentive Specialists) Designation by SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence)

Tsar Events became the ONLY DMC in Russia where the whole team got CIS (Certified Incentive Specialists) Designation by SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence)

ALL our six project managers are Certified Incentive Specialists!  The Certified Incentive specialist designation is awarded to DMC specialists upon successful passing of exams following extensive learning courses, case studies research and workshops participation. Preparation program includes how incentive programs are designed, what motivates people to achieve greater levels of performance and the positive impact of incentive travel and business results.

25 February 2019

Russia launches new hotel classification

Russia launches new hotel classification

A couple of days ago, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a provision on the mandatory classification of Russian hotels. Hotels with more than 50 rooms must be evaluated with a star before the beginning of July this year. Those with 15 to 50 rooms must be assessed by the beginning of 2020.