25th Ukraine International Travel and Tourism Exhibition
27 – 29 March 2019 • Ukraine, Kyiv, IEC

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Tourism season is open UITT

From March 28 to 30 Kyiv hosted the 24th International Exhibition UITT` 2018 «Ukraine - Travel and Tourism». The main tourist exhibition of Ukraine offered market the best tourist routes of 24 countries and optimal strategies for development of tourism business.

The exhibition was attended by 20 078 tourism professionals, including representatives of the largest networks of travel agencies, hotels, resorts, airlines and airports, representatives of international and national tourism organizations, diplomats, senior government officials, agents of related industries, as well as interested citizens of Ukraine and other countries.

Leading 366 travel companies presented the visitors the most current directions for traveling to any taste, different goals and opportunities.

Among participants of UITT'2018 traditionally were the largest tour operators of the market, the leaders of the tourist industry: TUI Ukraine, Coral Travel, ANEX Tour, Join UP!, Pegas Touristik, Feeria, Travel Professional Group, Pac Group and others. This year for the first time were presented such companies as: Ernest Airlines, Adria Airways, Sanya Shengda TA, Online Bistro, 4Travel, Gino Paradise Aquapark, Pandora Travel, Tskaltubo Tourism Center, Doris, Louis Hotels Public, Enjoy Tatras, Atlantida Boutique Hotel, Hit Alpinea Kranjska Gora, Grand Hotel Rogaska, Sava Rogaska, Museum Hotel, Sava Hotels & Resorts, Zelena Bucha, Plumeria Maldives and others.

The geography of tourist routes, including popular resorts, hotels and attractions is as follows: Albania, Great Britain, Italy, China, Maldives, Spain and the USA. National stands were presented at the exhibition: Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Georgia, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Cuba, Malaysia, Morocco, Slovakia, Slovenia, Palestine, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine and Sri Lanka.

The trend of developing of domestic tourism in Ukraine was particularly encouraging this year. A record number of national participants was presented at the exhibition, including 36 cities and regions of our country, which presented their own tourist routes and destinations to the international tourist community.

In addition, the stand area of ​​the majority of national and foreign exhibitors has increased in range from 10% to 30%. Increasing of stand area allowed exhibitors present their own tourist routes as efficiently as possible and to attract the business audience for negotiations.
Traditionally, representatives of state structures and public organizations, diplomats and leaders of tourism business took part in the official opening ceremony of UITT. Welcoming speeches were made by the guests of honor and partners of the exhibition: Mikhail Titarchuk - Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; Oksana Serdyuk - Director of Department of Tourism and Resorts of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; Ivan Liptuga - President of the National Tourism Organization of Ukraine, Advisor to the First Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine on tourism and resorts.

Intensive business programme of UITT included 50-plus informative events that considered the most pressing issues and problems of the tourism industry. Particular attention of visitors was attracted by:

  • - Roundtable discussion: «Infrastructural solutions for the development of tourist areas (camping sites, recreational areas, arrangement of tourist routes and ecoroads». Organiser: Ukrainian adventure and ecotourism association.
  • Roundtable discussion: «National system of quality and excellence in tourism. Presentation of Hospitality Experience SGS programme and the pilot project of NTOU/SGS- classification of hotels ». Organiser: National Tourism Organisation of Ukraine.
  • Roundtable discussion «Presentation of the National loyalty programme «Tourism of Ukraine». PrivatBank, NTOU, VISA». Organiser: National Tourism Organisation of Ukraine.
  • Roundtable discussion: «2018 – it is gastro tourism year. Gastronomic brands of Ukraine, routs. GastroTourismNetwork. Presentation of «UITM – Ukraine Hospitality Week». Organisers: National Tourism Organisation of Ukraine, Premier Expo».

 
And also real kaleidoscope of seminars and presentations, organized by such companies as: Coral Travel, TUI Ukraine and ANEX Tour.
 
Business programme of the exhibition has not only gathered for discussion important issues of leading players, experts of tourism business and agents of related industries, but also proposed concrete ways of development of different segments of the tourism industry in Ukraine. Thanks to it tour operators, representatives of hotels, restaurants, airports, souvenir producers and gastronomic brands get the opportunity to have a joint discussion among the necessary partners for the development of business and tourism in Ukraine as a whole.
 
Such a large number of participants and an incredibly intensive programme of the exhibition allowed to get a complete picture of the Ukrainian tourism market, as well as to outline the main trends of its development for the coming year.

During 24 years UITT platform is an effective tool for presentation of tourist destinations, business communication, establishing partnerships and implementing joint projects between specialists and key players of the tourism market of different countries.

Such tourist exhibitions as UITT and UITM provide an opportunity for national tour operators to establish partnerships and exchange experiences with international representatives of the tourism community, which generally contributes to the development of tourism in our country. Thanks to it, in 2018 international exhibitions - UITT «Ukraine - Travel and Tourism» and Ukraine International Travel Market - UITM - were admitted to the National Tourist Organization of Ukraine (NTUU).

The exhibition was supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Family, Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, and the National Tourist Organization of Ukraine (NTUU).
 
Tourism season is openUITT!
 
Video of the exhibition,please see at the link>>>
 
Please, note that the best tourism propositions of the autumn-winter season  will be available 3-5 October at  Ukraine International Travel Market - UITM’2018!
 
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Organiser – the leading trade exhibition operator of Ukraine Premier Expo (ITE Group Plc, Great Britain)