The 26th Ukraine International Travel Market - UITM'2019
2-4 October 2019 • Ukraine, Kyiv, IEC

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The best world’s tourist routes have crossed in Kyiv thanks to UITM 2017.
 
4-6 October, 2017, the main event of the autumn-winter tourist season - the 24th Ukraine International Travel Market - UITM 2017 took place in the IEC.
The best 154 travel companies from 28 countries presented all the latest travel trends for all tastes and purposes. During three days the exhibition was attended by 10,468 people, including representatives of the largest networks of travel agencies, hotels, resorts, airlines and airports, representatives of international and national tourist organizations, diplomats, high-ranking government officials, specialists of related industries, as well as concerned citizens of Ukraine and other countries.



Geography of the exhibition included the desirable resorts and attractions of: Azerbaijan, Brazil, Georgia, India, Italy, China, Lithuania, Peru, Maldives, Mexico, Slovakia, USA, France, Czech Republic, Ecuador and other countries. The stands of Poland and Egypt returned to the united national stands of Bulgaria, Hungary, Cuba, Palestine, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and also joined the national stands of Greece and Vietnam.
It should be noted that this year thanks to the new format of expositions of the cities and regions of our country «Fair of tourist destinations of Ukraine», which allowed to present the tourism features of the regions as effectively as possible, in the Event exhibitors and internal tourist routes of 20 regions and cities of Ukraine were presented.
The official opening of UITM 2017, traditionally, was accompanied by a speech of the high-ranking representatives of the World Tourism Organization and industry government officials of Ukraine. Honorary guests of the international tourist salon have opened this year: Beka Jacekli - Program Manager of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); Ivan Liptuga - Advisor to the First Vice Prime Minister of the Minister for Economic Development and Trade on Tourism and Resorts, President of the National Tourism Organization; Anna Romanova - People's Deputy of Ukraine, Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Family, Youth Policy, Sport and Tourism, Head of the subcommittee on tourism development, resorts and recreation policy of the Verkhovna Rada.



Key players of the international tourism market always choose the UITM for presentation of winter, beach, exotic and sightseeing tours. To the list of flagships of the exhibition, such as Anex Tour, Coral Travel, Join UP! , TUI, Tourist Club, Feeria and Siesta for the first time TransAvia, Pilot and TourPost joined.
It was a pleasure for guests and participants to have a great business programme of events, conferences, seminars and round tables that did not stop all the days of the exhibition. Special attention of the visitors was attracted by the conference «Ukraine as a European MICE Destination», organized by the Business Travel Assotiation of Ukraine;
A round table discussion, devoted to development of eco-tourism in Ukraine, organised by the Ukrainian Adventure and Eco Tourism Association in co-operation with the Department of Tourism and Resorts of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine;


 
round table discussion «Use of Internet technologies in the field of tourism», organised by the Department of Tourism and Resorts of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.
This year's good news was the opportunity to use the special «Go to UITM» service, which was created to find fellow travelers for the exhibition in order to ease the logistics costs of participants and visitors.
Three days of UITM 2017 have given guests the opportunity to: get acquainted with tens of thousands of tours for every taste, with presentation of full range of tourist real estate, business programme for industry professionals, transfers, related services, attractions and entertainment of 28 countries - centers of world tourism.


 
Exhibitors noted the qualitative and quantitative increase of the event, and are already preparing for participation in UITT 2018: «Ukraine - Travel and Tourism» exhibition, which will be held from 28 to 30 March 2018.
The organizer of the 24th Ukrainian International Travel Market - UITM 2017 - Premier Expo (ITE Group Plc, UK), under support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Parliamentary Committee on Family, Youth Policy, Sport and Tourism , The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, as well as the National Tourism Organization.