Sergey Sobyanin: Moscow really is the best city in the world!
The Russian capital wins a tourism Oscar.
Moscow has been named the World’s Leading City Destination in 2019 by the World Travel Awards. Aside from the Russian capital, the largest cities in the world competed for the award: London, New York, Lisbon, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, and others.
Moscow was nominated in three categories: World’s Leading Festival & Event Destination, World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination, and World’s Leading City Destination.
As Sergey Sobyanin said in a post on social media, Moscow really is the best city in the world. According to him, this award is a recognition of the work that has been done by the city authorities and all city residents. This year alone, 19.5 million tourists have already visited Moscow.
The World Travel Awards was founded in 1993, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the sphere of tourism. It’s often referred to as “the Oscars of tourism.”
The awards ceremony took place on November 28, at the grand finale that was held in Muscat, Oman. In 2020, the World Travel Awards grand finale will take place in Moscow for the first time. This was the decision made by the award’s organizers.