The quantity of tourists who visited Ukraine’s capital increased by 21% in 2017, the press service of Kyiv City Council has informed citing the head of the permanent commission for budget, social and economic development Andriy Strannikov, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The press service told that the number of tourists from overseas increased by 25% to 1.6 million individuals, whereas the number of domestic tourists grew by 18% and reached 850,000, which attracted more revenue into the city budget.
“The tourist tax revenue amounted to $915,080. This is a decent figure, if we take into account the fact that in 2016 it was at $688,140. Therefore, the income rose by around a quarter,” Strannikov explained.
According to the press service, an important factor in attracting tourists last year was the Eurovision song contest.
Kyiv City Council recalled that in 2018 UEFA Champions League final, as well as the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2017/2018 will be held in Ukraine’s capital. The cumulative number of tourists attending both of these events is expected at 120,000.
In 2018, the Ukrainian capital expects to launch another tourist information center in European Square and establish photograph zones with 3D designs of tourism logos at the railway station and near the city hall.