More than 100 participants are expected at Odessa during the 48th MedCruise General Assembly at Hotel Bristol, a round table meeting dedicated to cruise and yacht tourism.
This Saturday evening in Koktebel the Museum of Maximilian Voloshin will host an international event, “Night at the Museum”, which will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the poet’s house. Each year in this part of the Crimea, museums all celebrate International Museum Day, a festive program with readings, exhibits and special programs for visitors.
It’s a sure bet if you are from the United States or even the UK, probably anyplace in Western Europe even, the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is as foreign a name and place to you as Mars or Pluto. But if you only knew, the seaside wonder probably would not be for long.
In European rail news, Ukrainian Railways will extend their operations of the high speed (160 kmh) long distance services for the Summer. According to the news from the company, starting May 16th the Kiev-Poltava-Kharkov line services are slated to increase to three trains per day.
Tourists to the Crimea will have 15 new tour and travel routes to enjoy this travel season there. According to the AR Crimea Minister of Resorts and Tourism, Alexander Liev, new tour and visitor excursion routes from Theodosia to Yalta will further facilitate fun along the Southern Crimea coast.
In flight news from Kiev and Ukraine, Lufthansa is to resume flights to Odessa as of yesterday. Regular flights from Munich to Odessa will run three times per week according to the airport’s spokesperson, Maria Popovych.
Belarusian national airlines Belavia has announced they will increase the number of flights in between Minsk and Kyiv from 7 to 10 flights per beginning March 31.
Ukrainian airlines Air Onix announced last month having started regular flights between Kyiv and Bratislava. According to the reports this ends a seven year hiatus being interrupted beginning with the new schedule flights.
In news from the II International Black Sea Tourism Forum in Yalta, Simferopol Serhat Fil has offered a cooperation in between local governments and private businesses in the Black Sea region. The Manager of the Turkish Airlines pointed to
“Go Crimea” as one of the regional projects that Turkish Airlines is engaging in with the Crimean Ministry of Resorts and Tourism.
Authorities in the seaside resort of Koktebel announce plans to enhance the resort’s amenities. For new visitors aiming at Summer vacation, here’s a choice you probably never knew about, the wonderful Crimea.
Visitors to Yalta, on the Black Sea in the Ukraine, will have a very rare treat in store this Summer. According to Irina Fomenko, Deputy Director of Livadia Palace, the Romanov family solarium will be open for sightseeing.
Ukraine’s State Agency for Tourism and Resorts, along with the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ), have begun discussions for mutually promoting Ukraine tourism. According to the official news a round-table on: “The issue of creating systemic conditions for forming and promotion of national tourism product in the domestic and international markets”, has already been held in Kiev.
Biometric IDs in Ukraine appear to be on the way in. A draft law there providing for the creation of a unified state register of every Ukrainian citizen has passed fist scrutiny there. Reportedly a measure to beef up border security between Ukraine and the EU, citizens traveling abroad may feel a bit like Big Brother is watching via a built-in proximity chip keeping tabs on each citizen.
Visitors to Kiev may have an opportunity like no other visitor to any city. The National Art Museum of Ukraine has a special guest on exhibition, Sleeping Beauty. You read that correctly, an art project by the same name sets Ukrainian beauty to the test, “will true love awaken Sleeping Beauty?”
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?