News with tag “Tourism”
- May 7, 2013
Kyiv, May 7, 2013. Travel portal Smarter Travel listed Ukraine as the first place you should go to while it’s still cheap. “Ukraine may be on the edge of discovery for visitors in search of rich history on a tight budget,” states Smarter Travel staff writer Christine Sarkis. “Visitors return from the country amazed at its cultural wealth, the warmth of its people, and the fact that travelers can live large for under USD 50 a day,” she explains.
- April 26, 2013
Kyiv, April 26, 2013. Starting mid-May 2013, Kyiv tourists will have a chance to buy a tourist discount card Kyiv City Card. The card holders will get discounts at Kyiv hotels, hostels, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Discounts will also be applicable while using taxi, interpreter, legal, and medical services. The tourists will also enjoy free museum visits and free tours around city with an English-speaking guide within the discount program of the Kyiv City Card.
- March 11, 2013
Kyiv, March 11, 2013. Berlin tour operator MediKur-Reisen signed a cooperation agreement with the Crimean Ministry of Resorts and Tourism during one of the world’s largest tourism summits ITB Berlin 2013. The German company will send its experts to 15 sanatoriums in southern Ukraine, where they will pick three to four sites to send their German customers as early as September 2013, reported Oleksandr Liyev, Minister of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea.
- December 27, 2012
Kyiv, December 27, 2012. Globe Spots, National Geographic, Trip Advisor and The Lonely Planet ratings have named Ukraine among Top 10 destinations for 2013. The country’s touristic prospects changed from being an outsider to a “must-see” destination after hosting Europe’s major sporting event – EURO 2012 football championship.
- December 19, 2012
Kyiv, December 19, 2012. Independent group of keen travelers Globe Spots presented their top countries to visit in 2013. “We focused on destinations we think will be hot – or at least should be,” states globespots.com. Ukraine became the only destination in Central and Eastern Europe to make it to the list and took the eighth spot in the Top Ten.
- December 4, 2012
Kyiv, December 4, 2012. Southern Ukrainian peninsula Crimea opens the list of the new year’s 20 must-see places, picked by the National Geographic Traveler editors. “The Crimean Peninsula, with its voluptuously curved Black Sea coast of sparkling cliffs, is paradise – with Riviera-grade vistas but without Riviera prices,” describes the south Ukrainian gem the popular tourist magazine.
- December 3, 2012
Kyiv, December 3, 2012. World Tourism Organization plans to deepen cooperation with Ukraine, stated Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of UNWTO. He added that Ukraine had to promote its tourist potential, letting the world discover “your mystery – the great city of Kyiv, a wonderful country”. Rifai said that successful EURO 2012 hosting gig helped present Ukraine as a young and ambitious state.
- November 23, 2012
Lviv, November 23, 2012. “Lviv at Night” is traditionally one of the highlights of the cultural program designed to attract the western Ukrainian city tourists in mid-November. Local museums and guides invite residents and guests of Lviv to enjoy the city’s miraculous history, rich traditions, and ambiance till midnight and beyond. More than 100 free night excursions and theater performances, as well as visits to the museums and galleries have been offered this weekend.
- August 28, 2012
Kyiv, August 27, 2012. Ukraine is one of the key emerging markets for the hotel business development, stated in their recent press release the international hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Due to upcoming economic boost the company plans to expand its operations in CIS countries and open Sheraton Kyiv Olympiysky hotel in Ukraine’s capital in 2013.
- June 13, 2012
Kyiv, June 13, 2012. During EURO 2012 match days approximately 300,000 people cross Ukrainian border, reports Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure. According to the Master Card’s Global Destination Cities Index, Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, the venue of EURO 2012 final, ranked higher than Polish Warsaw, co-host of the football championship.
- November 8, 2011
Kyiv, November 8, 2011. The reputable British tourist guide Lonely Planet chose Ukraine as one of the top three tourist destinations for 2012. Uganda and Burma occupy the first two spots of the list. Ukraine, the second runner-up, is referred to as the great unknown of Europe. Lonely Planet argues that people don’t know much about Ukraine and tend to make up stereotypes to fill in the gaps in their knowledge.
- March 8, 2011
Kyiv, March 08, 2011. Ukrainian host cities of Euro 2012 Championship – Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv and Donetsk – will be represented at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB) Berlin, which will take place on March 9-13, 2011.