Council of the tourist cities and regions

Within the Investment forum “Tavrian Horizons” on September, 30, under the chairmanship of the director of the department of tourism and resorts of the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine Ivan Liptuga the meeting of Council of the tourist cities and regions took place.

“It is important to hold a meeting of our council in the different cities because being directly on places, in particular now in Khersonshchyna, we can estimate all tourist and economic capacity of the territories”, – Ivan Liptuga has noted.

He has told that now the Program for development of tourism in Ukraine in 2016-2026 is being approved by the Ministry of Finance that will allow financing corresponding activity in this sphere.

During the meeting the results of summer season 2016 in Odessa, Mykolayiv, Transcarpathian and Kherson regions have been summed up and problematic issues, and also plans for further activity were considered.

Tetiana Volynets, the director of the Department of investment, tourist and resort activity and industrial policy of RSA has presented results of the Kherson region tourist season. She focused attention on increase of tourists number to 3500000 people, that became record in recent years.

“This year the region has received 1 million UAH on development of tourism, thanks for attention to this branch to the regional leading authorities. According to the powerful promotional and informational company, proper marketing activity, thanks to participation in All-Ukrainian conferences we have reached tourist “boom” when all pansions and hotels at the coast were occupied”, – Tetiana Volynets has told.

Besides, issues of natural and reserved fund territories’ potential use for creation of tourist products, balneological resources of Khersonshchyna and agri-recreational clusters have been considered.

As a result of the third meeting of the Council of the tourist cities and regions the participants prepared Recommendations about activation of tourism and resorts sphere development in Ukrainian regions.