The Government of St. Petersburg will provide financial support for business tourism events held in the Northern capital. This was reported in the press service of the Federal Tourism Agency.
Direct allocated from the budget Companies that organized and held congress and exhibition events in St. Petersburg in the period from 01/01/2021 to 06/01/2022 will be able to apply for assistance. The money can be used to compensate for part of the costs associated with business events held during this time.
Thus, assistance will be provided in St. Petersburg to organizations whose conferences and exhibitions attract a large number of participants to the city.
Taking into account the fact that during the pandemic the meeting industry sector has suffered greatly and the number of international business events has decreased under the current conditions, the allocation of subsidies will help business tourism enterprises in St. new events and new guests.
This measure is essential for the hospitality industry as a whole, as a business tourist spends on average 3-4 times more money during trips and business trips than an ordinary one. It is also important that the sphere of business tourism is least affected by the seasonal factor.
Subsidies will be provided based on the results of the competitive selection conducted by the Committee for Tourism Development of St. Petersburg together with experts, which will take place in the fall of 2022. The procedure for holding the competition can be found on the website of the Committee.
Deadlines for submitting applications and documents for the competition: 09/20/2022 – 09/30/2022.