Visit Ukraine – the First National Trade Show Forum of Ukrainian Tourist Products

Venue: KyivExpoPlaza

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Event Date/Time: Oct 30, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 01, 2008
Registration Date: Oct 01, 2008
Early Registration Date: Oct 20, 2008
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Visit Ukraine – the First National Trade Show Forum of Ukrainian Tourist Products will take place within the framework of the Annual Professional Forum Hospitality Industry. Visit Ukraine is a brand-new format of professional tourist trade shows, as it will specifically represent the national tourist products for a specially invited professional audience – tour operators and tour agents from the EU and CIS countries, the USA, Japan, China, countries of the Gulf and representatives of the Ukrainian tourist business. Besides, representatives of leading corporate customers will be invited as professional attendees.
The main objective of the event is to show the potential of the main segments of the Ukrainian tourist industry, to induce the flows of organized internal and inbound tourism, to contribute to development of new tourist products due to collaboration of various market players.
The leading tourist centers of the state – from the capital to small historic towns of the Central and Western Ukraine, sea and mountain resorts, historical and cultural wildlife sanctuaries and national natural parks – are planned to be presented within the framework of the forum exposition. A special emphasis shall be laid on presentation of thematic varieties of tourism and recreation:
- Cultural tourism.
- Adventure and sports tourism.
- Country tourism.
- Visiting cities and towns on weekends.
- Therapy and health improvement, spa.
- Academic tourism.
- Tourism for children and youth.
- Servicing of business trips, conducting of seminars and conferences.
- Summer recreation at the seashore.
- Summer and winter recreation in the mountains.
- Hunting and fishing tourism.
- Golf.
- River and sea cruises.
- Water parks and theme parks.
- Yacht tourism.

Conducting of the trade show forum Visit Ukraine will become the final stage of the events held during the Eighth Annual Forum Hospitality Industry — on the eve, on October 26-28, 2008, Rus Hotel will host a series of professional conferences for hotel managers and restaurateurs, a specialized conference and exhibition of investment projects on the threshold of Euro-2012.


A number of special events will be held within the framework of Visit Ukraine, including:
• The conference „Development of a national system of tourist information centers”, dedicated to setting grounds for development of a system of tourist information centers;
• The conference „World experience in developing cities as tourist centers” for the management of local self-government bodies, central and local authorities for tourism, local professional tourist associations and investors;
• The conference on topical issues of development of tourism for children and youth;
• The seminar „Active tourism as a factor contributing to tourist flows growth”.

The traditional festival of tourism for children and youth – Dyvosvit – will be held during Visit Ukraine. Most of field professional associations, leading hotel and recreation complexes, tour-operators and transportation companies have already confirmed their participation in the said event.


2b Salutna street

Additional Information

COST OF PARTICIPATION: • For commercial organizations — 900 UAH per 1 sq.m.; • For members of the Council for Tourism and Resorts — 800 UAH per 1 sq.m.; • For state institutions — 600 UAH per 1 sq.m.; • Registration fee for all participation categories — 500 UAH. THEMES AND TRENDS: – National and regional, local tourist committees. – National tour-operators. – National tour-agencies. – Hospitality business (hotels, motels, campings etc.), accommodation services. – Health improvement tourism, resorts (sea, ski, balneal resorts etc.), sanatoriums. – Wildlife sanctuaries (in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources). – Business tourism, organization of seminars and conference-service. – Active and extreme tourism. – Ecotourism. – Excursions, museums, memorials. – Festivals of modern art, music festivals and other events. – Restaurants. – Servicing of foreign tourists (transport, translation services etc.). VENUE The forum exposition will take place in the modern exhibition center of Ukraine - KyivExpoPlaza (2b Salutna street, Kyiv), which provides all the necessary conditions for participants and attendees: • Equipped stationary conference halls (up to 200 seats), located in the exhibition pavilion; • Restaurant and café; • Spacious free parking.