MOSCOW TIME: 16.07.2019 03:44:25

Economy + Local News + Investments + Export/Import

Russiaís St. Petersburg to open tourism promotion office on Japanís Hokkaido Island

Russiaís St. Petersburg to open tourism promotion office on Japanís Hokkaido Island

The authorities of Russiaís St. Petersburg plan to open a tourism promotion office on Japanís Hokkaido Island, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko said at a joint press conference with Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi in Sapporo on Thursday.

"The main goal is to promote our tourism product, this is why we would like to open a Visit Petersburg office on Hokkaido," he said. "I am sure that it will help attract tourists from the city of Sapporo and the entire Hokkaido region," Poltavchenko added.

According to him, the two regions have significant potential to boost the tourism industry and tourism-related business. "In the future we may start cooperating in developing tourism infrastructure, provided businessmen show interest in that," Poltavchenko noted.

On Thursday, the governors of St. Petersburg and Hokkaido agreed on a new road map for regional cooperation, which concerns cooperation in a number of fields, including healthcare and waste management.

The Russian delegation, led by the St. Petersburg governor, consists of 45 members, including officials, businessmen, representatives of healthcare, educational and cultural facilities. Delegation members are expected to visit a rehabilitation center for children and Sapporo Medical University, have a look at the local treatment facilities and hold consultations with representatives of Japan’s motor industry.

In 2017, a total of 77,200 Russian tourists visited Japan, which is 40.8% more compared to 2016. The two countriesí decision to ease visa restrictions is believed to be the reason behind the growing Russian tourist inflow to Japan.



Russia St.Petersburg export tourism Japan Hokkaido

Share this:

Share this Share this Share this


15.07.2019 Orel Regionís High-Tech Export To Germany

From January to April, 2019 Orel regionís export to Germany increased by 7% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to $5.9 mln.

15.07.2019 Pskov Regionís Export To Spain Increased By $1.64 mln

From January to April, 2019 Pskov regionís export to Spain went up by 1.64 mln. compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to $1.65 mln.

12.07.2019 Russiaís Fuel Element Export To Slovakia Doubled

In 2018 Russia became the worldís largest exporter of fuel elements (cartridges). Its export volume amounted to $981 mln or 44% of worldís fuel element export.



October 1-5, 2019 Moscow (Russia)

17.07.2019 II International Export Forum TIME TO EXPORT

July 17, 2019 Ufa (Russia), Congress Hall ęToratauĽ


18.04.2018 Pskov State University Increases Its International Student Body Thirty...

Higher education can be a profitable export business, provided the system is built correctly and qua...

FEA Education

03.05.2017 Anna Trubetskaya: "Business should be built on Russians"

About the models of business development in another country and professional secrets is told by a practicing expert on work in international markets Anna Trubetskaya

Our partners