The UEFA Euro 2012 football competition has generated a massive increase in the number of people traveling to Ukraine, with over 300,000 visitors crossing the Ukrainian border.
Ukraine has prepared for the EURO 2012 with a brand new terminal at Donetsk international airport, as well as renovations on airports in Kiev, Boryspil and Zhuliany.
Four explosions have rocked the city of Dnipropetrovsk (formerly Yekaterinoslav), Ukraine’s fourth largest city, yet not one of the cities that will host major soccer games during Euro 2012.
Many musical, cultural and sport events take place in Kiev every year, but 2012 takes the cream. Check out some of the top reasons to visit Kiev this year.
Since UEFA president Michel Platini blasted hotel owners in Ukraine for alleged price gouging of fans intent on visiting for the 2012 Championships, officials there have been on something of a charming political rampage. Everything from guarantees of more rooms to cut rate airfares now garnish what should have always been a fair sports travel shake.
UEFA President Michel Platini and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych oversaw the grand opening of the International terminal at Lviv Danylo Halytskyi airport this week. Platini, offering words of admiration and encouragment over Ukraine’s efforts at hosting EURO 2012, told reporters on the scene the country’s efforts were nothing short of astounding.
Eastern Europe boasts active musical festivals featuring the top international indie-rock bands and dance vibes signifying a people and culture really ready to rock.
England’s football team faces the prospect of playing in half-empty stadiums in this summer’s European Football Championships after UEFA admitted that many fans are unable to travel to the Ukraine due to extortionate hotel room rates.
This year’s 18th edition of the Ukraine International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (UITT) is set to be bigger than ever thanks to the inclusion of a number of new participants.
In news from Ukraine and the upcoming 2012 European Championships, organizers are concerned with keeping down hospitality prices for the coming wave of travelers headed East. Along with integrating their efforts with those of sister venues in Poland, soccer fans being fleeced seems to be tops on the agenda of late. But is the concern already too late and too little?
The team at hotel reservation website www.booked.net guides you to their pick of the top 10 sites to see in Kyiv.
Last week saw the official opening of a new exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine, commemorating the execution of more than 1.4 million Jews in the country during World War II, “The Holocaust by Bullets: Mass Shootings of Jews in Ukraine 1941-1944”.