In 2019, Saint Petersburg was visited by 10.4 million tourists

In 2019, Saint Petersburg was visited by 10.4 million tourists, said the Governor Alexander Beglov.

“last year, the Northern capital was visited by 10.4 million tourists. Of these, more than 4.9 million citizens of foreign States, nearly 5.5 million Russian citizens. Compared with 2018 the number of tourists increased by 26.8%. Experts attribute this significant increase with the increase of direct flights St. Petersburg with the cities of the world. In the past year, 14 new flights,” — said Beglov, the press service of the Smolny.

In the new year the city was visited by almost 500 thousand tourists. The number of visitors to various exhibitions and forums, increased by 10%.

“Many guests visiting the world Cup in 2018, want to continue the acquaintance with our city and again came to St. Petersburg. Saint Petersburg is a huge potential for the development of business tourism. In the city there are now nearly 200 of the Convention and exhibition venues, including ten large complexes. According to forecasts, in 2020 the number of participants status of event will increase by 10%,” — said fluently.

From October 1, 2019 for foreign visitors introduced e-visa. According to Smolny, four months issued more than 112 thousand of such visas.