Russian Cruise Operators Launch St. Petersburg Association

Russia’s cruise operators Arctur Travel, Baltic Travel, Inflot Worldwide, St. Peter Line and Passenger port of St. Petersburg established the Cruise Industry Leaders Association of St. Petersburg to develop cruise tourism in Russia, raise awareness about cruises among citizens of the country and to promote St. Petersburg as a major cruise and ferry destination on an international level.

The association says it will strive to create conditions for efficient work of market players, contribute to the development of special target programs facilitating cruise industry growth, work out proposals and recommendations for tourist industry development, organize scheduled cruise industry events, and encourage joint discussions and coordination of market players’ activities.

The new association is expected to improve current cruise tourism position in Russia and create new opportunities for industry growth. The association will start operation after the official registration with the Ministry of Justice of Russia.

Image: Baltic Cruise Association

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