News 23 march 2010
Ukraine International Travel & Tourism Event opens soon, with new destinations: Abu Dhabi, Mauritius, Réunion and South Africa
UITT, Ukraine's largest exhibition for the travel industry, opens
on 24 March in the IEC in Kiev. The event has become a regular meeting
place for the industry and an opportunity for destinations to showcase
the best their country has to offer to an increasing number
of Ukrainian travellers, as well as tour operators and travel agents.
year, UITT introduces four new destinations, Abu Dhabi, Mauritius,
Réunion and South Africa. In addition, Morocco will participate for the
first time as the winner of UITT's ‘wild card' initiative. Egypt,
Israel and Czech Republic have all increased their stands at UITT,
whilst other confirmed destinations include: Dubai, Bulgaria, Greece,
Croatia, Spain, France, Cyprus, Slovakia, China, Jordan, Lebanon,
Malta, Thailand, Malaysia, Spain, Czech Republic, Cuba, Slovenia,
Tunisia, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Seychelles, UK, India, Georgia,
Hungary and Tanzania.
Europe continues to have a strong presence
at the show, investing in the future and demonstrating their confidence
in the Ukrainian market. According to Event Director, Maria Badakh,
“Ukraine has struggled through the global crisis but confidence in the
long-term growth of the tourism market is strong, particularly amongst
European destinations, who have retained the same size stands
as in previous years. We are also pleased to welcome Hungary back
to UITT. One factor that is boosting European participation in the
event, is the cancellation of visa requirements for European travellers
staying for less than 180 days. In addition, the country's own tourism
industry is seeing a healthy upturn due to plans for the country's
hosting of the Euro 2012 football tournament.”
Every year, a number of events take place during UITT. This year, they include:
- An international conference entitled ‘Spa in Ukraine', organised jointly with the Ukrainian Spa Association on 24 March.
- The 4th edition of the international business forum ‘Small Hotels
& Apartments of Ukraine', organised with the Association of Small
Hotels & Apartments of Ukraine on 25 March.
- The 5th edition of the MICE Ukraine international conference entitled ‘Business
Tourism — Ukraine', which will give delegates an insight into the
industry, its audience, trends and prospects. It will also give
participants a valuable opportunity to network with their peers.
- A section of the show will be dedicated to the growing market for medical tourism.
The 16th edition of UITT, the Ukraine International Travel & Tourism
exhibition, will take place on 24-26 March 2010 in the International
Exhibition Centre, Kiev, Ukraine. The first two days of the event are
reserved for trade only visitors. On 26 March, the event will be open
to the general public. In 2009, UITT featured 761 exhibitors and
71 destinations. The event attracted an attendance of 15,960.
UITT is officially supported by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Family
Affairs, Youth Policy, Sport and Tourism; the State Service for Tourism
and Resorts of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine; and the
Kiev City Administration. UITT is also a member of the International
Tourism Trade Fairs Association (ITTFA), the UN World Tourism
Organisation (UNWTO), the Central European Countries Travel Association
(CECTA) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The exhibition
also has ‘UFI Approved' status (UFI is the Global Association of the
Official media sponsors of UITT
2010 are: International Tourism Magazine, Voyage Publishing Company and
Caribbean News Digital.
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