The Northern Capital received a prestigious award. It was the first in two categories. Overtaken the main cities of Great Britain, France, Italy, St. Petersburg became the title of the best cultural and historical direction.
Also, the Russian metropolis was recognized as the first cruise city in Europe. Its competitors in this category were Venice, Amsterdam, Athens and Cannes. The St. Petersburg hotel was also awarded. Radisson Royal Hotel is the main European historical hotel. It should be noted that the city on the Neva has been receiving Oscar for tourism for leadership in different nominations for four years.