Participants of the St. Petersburg Cultural Forum will learn about the “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” program

Head of the program office of the European Council in the Russian Federation Petr Zikh will take part in the plenary session of the coordination council on tourism, dedicated to increasing competitiveness of Russian regions on the Russian and the international tourist market. The session is organized as part of the “Tourism” section of the V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.


Mr. Zikh will tell about the activities of the European Council in the sphere of culture and about the “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” program.


Executive director of the Association of Tour Operators Maya Lomidze, representative of the Ministry of Tourism of Israel Ksenia Kobyakova, deputy head of Rosturism Sergey Korneev, head of Regional council of the Russian Tour Industry Union Olga Sanaeva, executive director of “Inturist-Petrozavods” Oksana Krasnovskaya, representative of the Ministry of Tourism of France Atout France Inessa Korotkova, general director of “RZhD Tour” company Sergey Ilyaguev will deliver speeches at the event.


Several theme blocks will be discussed at the event: “Organization of accommodation in hotels as an inalienable part of regional and interregional routes”, “Forming competitive regional and interregional routes”, “Cooperation between branch administrations, business and tourist information centers for the creation and promotion of regional and interregional routes”.


The session will be moderated by deputy minister of culture of Russia Alla Manilova and Maya Lomidze.


The session will take place on December 1, 14:00 at the following address: Saint Petersburg, Alexander Nevsky Sq., 2, Hotel “Moscow”, “Kremlevsky” conference-hall