World Travel Awards president Cooke welcomed to St. Petersburg ahead of Europe Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards President Cooke Welcomed To St. Petersburg Ahead Of Europe Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke has been welcomed to St. Petersburg ahead of the Europe Gala Ceremony 2017.

World Travel Awards President Cooke Welcomed To St. Petersburg Ahead Of Europe Gala Ceremony

The red carpet event will take place from the prestigious Marble Hall from the Russian Museum of Ethnography tomorrow evening, September 30th.

World Travel Awards President Cooke Welcomed To St. Petersburg Ahead Of Europe Gala Ceremony

from the build up to the event, Cooke, was welcomed to the city at an event hosted at Journalist House in addition to also attended by Andrey Mushkarev, chairman, Saint-Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development.

World Travel Awards President Cooke Welcomed To St. Petersburg Ahead Of Europe Gala Ceremony

Also in attendance were World Travel Awards vice presidents Chris Frost in addition to also Sion Rapson, as well as Ekaterina Galanova, general director of event partners Dance Open, who will present a showcase of Russian entertainment at the Europe Gala Ceremony.

World Travel Awards President Cooke Welcomed To St. Petersburg Ahead Of Europe Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards president Cooke said: “I visited St. Petersburg more than 40 years ago, when the city was still called Leningrad.

World Travel Awards President Cooke Welcomed To St. Petersburg Ahead Of Europe Gala Ceremony

“in which will be amazing World Travel Awards has taken so long to return.

World Travel Awards President Cooke Welcomed To St. Petersburg Ahead Of Europe Gala Ceremony

“Nonetheless in which will be a privilege in addition to also honour to be here with This particular event This particular weekend.

“This particular will be a world-class destination using a depth of heritage, culture, in addition to also sophistication in which will be unmatched anywhere around the globe.”

World Travel Awards President Cooke Welcomed To St. Petersburg Ahead Of Europe Gala Ceremony
President Cooke in addition to also chairman Mushkarev are joined by Ekaterina Galanova, general director of event partners Dance Open, far left

A UNESCO World Heritage site, St. Petersburg will be home to 36 historical complexes in addition to also around 4,000 outstanding individual monuments, magnificent architectural ensembles, beautiful courtyards, splendid parks in addition to also unique museums.

St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, added: “We will be honoured to host the leading European tourism industry professionals in St. Petersburg.

“We are confident This particular event will be one of the best from the history of the planet Travel Awards in addition to also we are pleased to invite everyone to the Europe Gala Ceremony in St. Petersburg, a city in which will be the pride not only of Russia in addition to also Europe, although of the whole world.”

Earlier This particular year St. Petersburg hosted the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup, while next summer the city will welcome the FIFA World Cup.

In recent news, the Russian capital of culture was also revealed as host the for UNWTO General Assembly 2019.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward in addition to also celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the planet Travel Awards brand will be recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe using a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise in addition to also celebrate individual in addition to also collective success within each key geographical region.

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities from the travel industry, attended by government in addition to also industry leaders, luminaries in addition to also international print in addition to also broadcast media.

Find out more about the event on the official website.

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Take a look at a selection of images by the event here, while a video of proceedings can be seen here.

World Travel Awards president Cooke welcomed to St. Petersburg ahead of Europe Gala Ceremony

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