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1 october 2014

October 1 UITM'2014, main autumn travel exhibition in Ukraine opens

 

October 1 to 3, the 21st Ukraine International Travel Market UITM'2014 will be held in Kyiv. The major travel companies joined the main autumn tourism event to create new contacts and find solutions of the moment.

‘International tourism is today a powerful global socio-economic force; a trillion dollar sector that sees the movement of over a billion people across the world each year,’ - the secretary general of the World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai addressed to UITM 2014.

  ‘With UITM'2014 we as organisers contribute to the stabilisation of the tourist market and the economy as a whole. Live conversation at the open neutral platform of the exhibition should help each to cope with the fear of the crisis and get energised for constructive work. Come and see: the key companies continue to work and close deals, despite fluctuations and other difficulties,’- UITM’2014 project manager Julia Zheldak emphasized.

This autumn, the International Exhibition Centre on the Left Bank of Dnieper presents more than one hundred travel agencies and national tourism organizations from many countries. The show’s geography includes Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Palestine, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the USA, Thailand, Turkey, France and Ukraine.

Thanks to the Wild Card guest participation programme, ENIT Italian National Tourism Agency and the Honorary Consulate of Malta in Ukraine exhibit in the show. To remind, Malta is actively promoting not only the historical and cultural tourism, it is primarily one of the world's largest English study centres. Italy is world’s top 5 most developed tourist countries, gathering 6% of world tourism turnover.

Inbound tourism opportunities at the exhibition are promoted by Zakarpattya and Chernivtsi regions, Kyiv and Lviv city administrations. "Ukrainian travel brands" national stand presents the best projects for the domestic tourism in Ukraine.

Franchising is quickly gaining popularity in the tourism industry. By becoming part of a franchise a small travel agency gains the benefits of well-known brand, special rates and agency commission. Tour operators appreciate this business model for its flexibility and low risk. Franchising at UITM programme helps exhibitors and visitors of the exhibition tie business contacts.

Travel Job Market area at the show with the boards of vacancies and CVs will help companies to find the most qualified and experienced staff, and professionals of tourist business to start their own business.

Most of the leaders of the country's tourism business came together to support the industry at the exhibition. Coral Travel, TUI Ukraine, Anex Tour, Pegas Touristic, Mouzenidis Travel Ukraine, Natalie Tours, Sonata, Feeriya mandriv, Caravan, Alek Tour and many others are ready to present new travel packs. Turkish Airways and UIA offer flight programmes, and the advantages of different booking systems are presented by AnyWayAnyDay, Airlife Logistic, IT-tour and Hotelstone.

Exhibitors offer a variety of popular tourist destinations of the season autumn-winter 2014/2015: the beaches of Egypt, the UAE, Turkey, Thailand, the Canary Islands, the Dominican Republic and Goa. In exotic adventures, cruises and Indian Ocean islands Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius lead. Winter tourism deals with ski resorts and winter festivals in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, France and others.

October 1, the Kyiv city state administration at a press conference will describe the situation and prospects of travel sector development in the capital. Consul General of Greece in Kyiv, Mr. Dimitrios Tranas will tell about this Mediterranean country at Greece with Mouzenidis Travel seminar.

October 2, the roundtable "Strategy of development of tourism in the economic and political crisis in Ukraine" is scheduled. Tourist Press Club Ukraine will bring together representatives of industry, including Odessa region resort Koblevo, "Green Tavria farms" of Kherson, Lviv and Carpathians, to discuss the public-private partnership in regional tourism products, a shift to new markets and creating a competitive tourism product. Press Club is going to award the best travel brands in Ukraine 2014.

There is also planned meeting of regional tourism and resorts representatives, Council of the tourist cities of Ukraine and the Scientific and Technical Council of the State Tourism Agency. Participants will discuss Ukraine's tourism brand; industry commitment to the development of the market provided by the Association Agreement with the EU; objectives of the State Regional Development Strategy 2020; regional investment projects in tourism and resorts. Best travel journalists and regional tourist information centres will get their awards.

Kyiv Travel Massive is an informal meeting of experts of the tourism market in the framework of Travel Massive, uniting travellers from 34 cities in the world. How to travel 100+ days a year? How to promote your travels through the YouTube channel? How to travel for a dollar?

Tourism in Chile conference is held by the Embassy of Chile, one of the most interesting countries in the world. A thousand years history, beautiful landscapes, pristine mountain regions, an amazing variety of natural systems, colourful population are brilliant arguments for a visit.

The 21st Ukraine International Travel Market UITM'2014 is held in Kyiv from 1 to 3 October 2014.

Venue - International Exhibition Centre, Brovarsky Ave., 15.

Organizers: ITE Group Plc (UK) and Premier Expo (Ukraine). UITM is a part of ITE Travel Events.

Official support: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the State Agency of Ukraine for Tourism and Resorts, Kyiv City State Administration.

UITM is the largest in Ukraine autumn exhibition travel and tourism industry. It attracts key international tourist industry players, who seek to increase the presence of its own tourist product on the Ukrainian market, to identify trends in the industry.

More http://uitm.com.ua/.   

Official FB-page https://www.facebook.com/UITM.Ukraine.

 


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