Travel Oscar: Moscow Recognized as World Best City

Moscow has become the best travel destination of the year in the world according to the most prestigious industry award of the World Travel Awards, the final of which will be held in the Russian capital next year. Other nominations for the award also included St. Petersburg and the famous Crimean resort. 

Moscow received the main World Travel Awards in the most important nomination – “The best tourist destination. Town”. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin hastened to share joyful and unexpected news on his Instagram account.

Picture: Moscow Mayor Instagram Page

“We took one of the most prestigious travel industry awards. The award ceremony has just ended, where we were awarded the tourist Oscar in the main nomination. This year the capital has already been visited by 19.5 million tourists, and New Year holidays are still ahead. And this is not counting the 45 million tourists who came to us for a day. This is a high assessment of our work and all Muscovites,” comments Sobyanin.

For this title, together with the Russian capital, London, New York, Lisbon, Paris, St. Petersburg, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and other cities of the world competed, however, most of the tourists and industry professionals chose Moscow.

The World Cup has positively affected the tourist flow: more and more foreigners visit the capital every year. Most often they come from China, Germany, France, Italy and Israel – guests note the beauty and safety of the capital.

The award ceremony was held on November 28 in Oman. The chairman of the Moscow Committee on Tourism, Ekaterina Pronicheva, who attended the ceremony, noted that the World Travel Awards is a “quality mark” and a sign that the capital is beginning to strengthen its position as an international tourism centre.

The World Travel Awards were founded in 1993. The awards are made annually by an international jury of hospitality experts and peers, mainly from the World Travel and Tourism Council. They were described as the “Oscars of the travel industry”.  

Ru-Main, 29.11.2019



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