Culture News, 02/08/2017

More Tourists Coming to Kharkiv in 2017

The current number of international visitors coming to Kharkiv has increased by about 30 percent compared to 2016.

This was announced by the municipal Department of International Cooperation at a tourism seminar. The information is based on analyzing tourist fees income, hotels guests’ quantity and reports from the guides.

Also, the statistics of visits to Kharkiv was provided by the travel agencies, where the travelers book tickets and rooms in hotels.

“The key visitors’ attractions in Kharkiv are business and event tourism,” says the head of the Department of International Cooperation Yulia Zgurska. “We continue developing this sphere in accordance with the City Development Strategy 2020.”

Specialists highlight the great tourist potential of Kharkiv which occupies the third place in Ukraine after Kyiv and Odesa on the number of visits.

The department has developed a calendar of events published on kharkiv-travel.com. However, the English version of the website still does not work properly. The tourist opportunities of Kharkiv are often presented at all-Ukrainian and international exhibitions.

Tomorrow, August 3, a two-day seminar of the National Association of the Hospitality Industry starts in Kharkiv. In particular, it will discuss the further advancement of the tourist offers of the city.

Text: Olena Sokolynska

Photo: City Council