Guests arrive on average for 4-5 days
The authorities of St. Petersburg summed up the tourist season: there are more tourists than residents
The authorities of St. Petersburg reported that by the end of September the number of tourists who came to the city since the beginning of the year exceeded 6 million people. This is more than the population of the metropolis.
The St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development stated that the hospitality sector is becoming an important part of the city's economy. Officials announced the main indicators of the industry for the first 9 months of 2022:
- The contribution of travelers to the economy of the Northern capital amounted to 215 billion rubles. 118 thousand Petersburgers work in the tourism sector, another 280 thousand people in related industries. women Tourists come on average for 4-5 days and spend 30-50 thousand rubles on vacation.
According to hoteliers and restaurateurs, this year there are many Russian tourists in St. Petersburg and few foreigners. This hit the elite service sector: expensive 4 and 5 star hotels, as well as fine restaurants. This is where most foreigners go. Russians, on the other hand, rarely visit such establishments.
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