Saint Petersburg named leading business tourism destination in Russia

Kazan and Sochi also made it to the shortlist
Share 14 December 2016
Moscow hosted UK’s Buying Business Travel Awards (BBT Awards) ceremony – one of the most prestigious awards in the field of business tourism. Saint Petersburg was named Russia’s leading business tourism destination.

The Buying Business Travel Awards winners in the field of business tourism and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions/Events) were determined in two stages. 20 independent experts made an online shortlist of contenders for the title and then selected the best city out of the list. Kazan and Sochi also made it to the shortlist.

According to Saint Petersburg’s official tourism website, more than 300 business travel industry professionals took part in the award ceremony.

UK’s prestigious Buying Business Travel Awards was established 20 years ago, with Saint Petersburg being the first Russian city to receive the award.

BBT Awards gained a reputation of the most prestigious mark of distinction, the Oscars in the sphere of business tourism. Buying Business Travel Russia is the organiser and founder of the award, an online magazine and website for corporate buyers interested in business travel services and MICE.

Photo: Aleksandr Demianchuk/TASS