Innovative and Economical Approach - Live Webcams of Vpiter.com Attract Tourists to St. Petersburg

The website Vpiter.com provides people living in Russia and in other countries with magnificent views of St. Petersburg main attractions with the help of live webcams.
By: Marina Maslovskaya
 
Oct. 14, 2010 - PRLog -- The innovative project realized by Vpiter.com, a company engaged in free reservation of hotels and hostels, has proved to be an effective means of attracting tourists to St. Petersburg - and it did not cost the budget anything. Unlike other projects, which were neither economical nor successful, the webcams of Vpiter.com have made and are making a great contribution to the development of the city's tourism potential.

"Our target audience includes guests of St. Petersburg and prospective tourists who can see the solemn beauty of our city with the help of the live webcams and take the decision to come here," - says the marketing director of Vpiter.com. The webcams show the life pulsing through the great city twenty-four hours a day, so that everybody could view it regardless of their place of residence.

The most beautiful sights demonstrated by the webcams include Nevsky Avenue, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Neva embankments and other places of striking beauty.

It is remarkable that the webcams provide video images of high quality; besides, they enable users from all over the world to watch festivals and other events that take place in St.Petersburg. The records of the most interesting and spectacular events are also available at the website. Moreover, Vpiter.com has recently installed a controllable webcam (it is operating in test mode now), so that the site visitors could choose the angle at their own discretion.

As for budgetary funds, it is now obvious that they should be spent on social aid and urban amenities instead of inefficient projects for tourist attraction. Last year, at the height of the economic crisis, 12 million rubles of budgetary funds were spent on promo actions and commercials, which turned out to have adverse effect (for example, the notorious commercial "No bears, only beauties"). At the same time the project of Vpiter.com successfully attracts tourists, costing the city government nothing.

Links:
View St. Petersburg online here: http://vpiter.com/web-camera/
Photo gallery: http://vpiter.com/fotogallery/

Contacts:
Oleg Avraamov
Company: Vpiter.com Ltd
Title: IT Deputy Director
Tel.: +7-800-333-06-26
e-mail: info@vpiter.com
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