Moscow has been named the winner of two categories of the World Travel Awards 2021. The capital was recognized as the World’s Leading City Break Destination 2021 and World’s Leading Heritage City Destination 2021.
In 2021, the city was acknowledged as the best destination across the globe to take a city break in and to explore historical heritage. A special prize was awarded to Moscow and St. Petersburg’s joint Two Cities — A Million Impressions project as the leading collaborative initiative to promote domestic tourism. The prizes were presented in two tiers, with regional awards (Europe) presented in the first tier. There, Moscow was announced the winning nominee for the Europe’s Leading City Destination 2021 and Europe’s Leading City Tourist Board 2021 categories. The second title was awarded to the Moscow City Tourism Committee.
Other Russian entries which reached the final round for the world included St. Petersburg, in the World’s Leading City Destination category, Aeroflot – Russian Airlines in the World's Leading Airline Brand category, and Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy Moscow, in the World's Leading Luxury Business Hotel category.
The World Travel Awards has celebrated the excellence of cities, hotels, resorts, and tourist attractions in more than 80 categories since 1993. Moscow first won in 2019, winning the Leading Tourist City Destination category.
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