Hospitality Excellence Award: Innovation of Ukrainian tourism

Hospitality Excellence Award was held on January 18 in Kyiv’s hotel “Premier Palace”. This year ceremony was devoted to “The best ideas, innovations and solutions 2012”.  Hotels, the leading tour operators, cultural and tourist centers and companies supplying goods and services were awarded in this event. Among innovations of Ukrainian hospitality industry and tourist market are:


1. European overturn

The holding of football championship not only opened Ukraine for the world but became a powerful incentive to the development of its tourist infrastructure: new hotels of the international chain, modern airports and stadium.


2. Top 100 events of Ukraine

Cultural, musical and gastronomic festivals of Ukraine collect dozens or even hundred thousands of tourists. That is why a tradition of forming rating the Top 100 Evens for tourism was established.

3. Visit of General Secretary of the WTO

According to General Secretary of the World Tourism Organization Taleb Rufai, Ukraine is one of the most guarded secrets of the world’s travel market. There is a chance for Ukraine to become a place for the holding of the World congress of the World Tourism Organization..

4. Brands

2012 was a significant year as the opening new international hotel projects:  Fairmont, Holiday Inn, Park Inn and Radisson Blu in Bukovel and Podol in Kyiv. The leading hotel operator Premier International took under its management 6 new hotels. Reikartz Hotel Management which in 2012 operated 3 networks – “Reikartz Hotels & Resorts”, “Raziotel” and “Vita Park”. 


5. Hostels boom

Now Ukrainian hospitality industry is presented by hostels which can be a good alternative to economy hotels for both student travels and trips on budget. 




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