Vilkul: Up to 50 m tourists to visit Ukraine every year by 2022
The state program for tourism development until 2022 foresees an increase in the number of tourists who visit Ukraine to 50 million per year, Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul has said.
"We set the goal of doubling by 2022 the number of tourists who come to our country to 50 million people per year. Special attention is also being paid to the development of domestic tourism. To this end, a special program will be drafted with the participation of experts by the end of the year," he said at a press conference at the Cabinet of Ministers, while presenting a strategy for the development of tourism and resorts until 2022.
He added that Ukraine, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, ranks 9th in Europe by the number of tourists visiting the country.
Vilkul said that the strategy foresees the determination of tourism specializations in the regions to ensure the most effective use of resort facilities, natural and human potential.
As part of the implementation of the strategy, Ukrainian legislation in the field of tourism and resorts will be brought into line with European standards, Vilkul said.
"Tourists should be sure that the service meets the number of 'stars' in the same way as in any European country," he said.
According to the deputy prime minister, the number of jobs in the tourism sector in Ukraine by 2022 is expected to grow by 2.5 times, to one million jobs.
As reported, in August 2013, the government adopted a strategy for the development of tourism and resorts by 2022. The Cabinet of Ministers instructed the State Agency for Tourism and Resorts to draft a state program for the development of tourism and resorts by the end of 2013.
More on the topic
- 30.08.2013 Crimea planning to accept 6 million tourists until year end - Liev
- 23.08.2013 Tourists' demand for Crimean off-peak season 15 percent up
- 13.08.2013 Crimea profits from skis, foreigners and weekend in May
- 25.07.2013 More than 3 million people recreated in the Crimea
- 19.07.2013 Crimea predicts growing number of tourists in autumn season
- 18.07.2013 Crimea predicts growing number of tourists in autumn season
- 12.07.2013 Crimean Mini Hotel Association notes the growth in the number of vacationers during the high season
- 08.07.2013 Ministry of Resorts recommends tourists to register before going to Crimean mountain routes
- 05.07.2013 From now on Ukrainian hotels must place the category signs at their facades
- 04.07.2013 1.77 million persons recreated in the Crimea by the beginning of July
- 27.06.2013 British Prince Michael of Kent to visit Sevastopol
- 18.06.2013 Crimean war battle reconstruction to take place near Balaklava