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Tourism Boom in Ukraine: 300,000 Visitors Per Day PR Newswire KYIV, June 14, 2012 KYIV, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During EURO 2012 match days approximately 300,000 people cross Ukrainian border, reports Ukraine's Ministry of

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Tourism Boom in Ukraine: 300,000 Visitors Per
Day
PR Newswire
KYIV, June 14, 2012
KYIV
,
June 14, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
During
EURO 2012
match days approximately 300,000
people cross Ukrainian border, reports
Ukraine's
Ministry of Infrastructure. According to the Master
Card's Global Destination Cities Index,
Ukraine's
capital
Kyiv
, the venue of
EURO 2012
final, ranked higher than
Polish Warsaw, co-host of the football championship.
This June the daily number of people arriving in
Ukraine
grew by 90,000
compared to the same period of 2011, said
Ukraine's
Minister of Infrastructure
Borys Kolesnikov. On
June 11
, the match day between
Ukraine
and
Sweden
,
over 100,000 fans visited
Kyiv's
fan-zone on Maydan Nezalezhnosti
(Independence Sq.). It is expected that during the tournament's second round
of the group stage the number of tourists will exceed even the current rate.
"After the first round of the championship Ukrainian airports started to receive
more applications for accepting charter flights," commented the minister. He
believes this was caused by the foreign fans who have already visited
Ukraine
and shared their experiences with friends and family back home.
There are four Ukrainian cities that host the European football championship:
Kyiv
, Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Lviv. These are the cities that attract the most
foreign tourists in
June 2012
. According to Master Card's Global Destination
Cities Index, the number of people visiting
Kyiv
would grow by 18.5 percent,
reported
Liga Net
.
In the Master Card's rating
Kyiv
occupied higher position than the Polish capital
Warsaw
, another
EURO 2012
co-host.
Kyiv
also ranked higher than
Montreal
,
Boston
,
Rio-de-Janeiro
, etc. Most of the guests visiting
Kyiv
in 2012 will come
from
Moscow
,
London
,
Frankfurt
,
Tel-Aviv
, and
Munich
, reports the index.
Moreover, the tourists tend to spend more money on their visits to
Kyiv
: in 2012
the expenditures index is expected to grow by 29.8 percent. Previously, Erste
Bank research unit issued a report indicating that each of the expected 500,000
visitors to
Ukraine
will spend the average of
EUR 800
over their three to four
day stay in the country.
The Index of Global Destination Cities, created by MasterCard Worldwide, is an
annual research program that describes and analyzes the global network of
132 destination cities and how they are connected through cross-border air
travel and associated expenditures.