23-25 March 2011, Kiev, Ukraine
UITT is Ukraine’s leading travel and tourism exhibition. Last year saw a significant increase in visitors as consumer interest in overseas travel grows – figures were up 9% compared with 2009, totalling over 17,000 visitors. The event also hosted 648 exhibitors and 51 destinations.
Remember, now is the ideal time to book, giving you ample time to plan your participation, make travel arrangements, etc.
Latest Confirmed Exhibitors
UITT has always welcomed a broad range of companies from all over the world. This year, there will be companies from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Dominican Rep, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Slovak Rep, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and Tunisia.
Also, for the first time, Portugal, US and UK will be represented at the show, through Lendatravel, American Best Getaways and BSI.
More About Ukraine
Ukraine’s tourism industry is expected to develop substantially once the country returns to growth. According to Mykola Azarov, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, the economy will grow by 5% this year and between 5% and 10% in 2011. With this in mind, many international companies and destinations are investing now for the future.
Events During UITT
Every year, a number of events take place during UITT. This year, they included:
An international conference entitled ‘Spa in Ukraine ‘11′, organised jointly with the Ukrainian Spa Association.
The 5th edition of the international business forum ‘Small Hotels & Apartments of Ukraine’, organised with the Association of Small Hotels & Apartments of Ukraine.
The 5th edition of the MICE Ukraine international conference entitled ‘Business Tourism — Ukraine’, which gives delegates an insight into the industry, its audience, trends and prospects. It also gives participants a valuable opportunity to network with their peers.
UITT is officially supported by:
- Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Ukraine
- Kyiv City State Administration
It is also an ‘UFI Approved’ event (UFI is the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry).
A Word from Exhibitors
“The figures for January and February from Ukraine to Egypt are very positive. If this continues, I think we will reach 2008’s figures, exceeding half a million tourists from Ukraine.”
Ismail A. Hamid Amer, Egyptian Tourist Attache in Moscow
“Yesterday, I got around 200 business cards from different tourism agencies not only from Kiev but from many other cities of Ukraine – that’s very important for us. I’m sure it’s not the last time that we are here and we’re already planning to come back next year.”
Maxim Shandarov, Tourism & Marketing Manager, Mauritius Tourism
“For us, UITT is a kind of tradition – a very important event that we put in our marketing plan. We were very, very pleased with the visitors – many useful contacts.”
Oksana Kilicci, General Manager, Alitalia
“Interest in European countries is huge. We are expecting an influx of tourists to our country for the summer season. At the exhibition, we can meet with partners with whom we already work, present our new products to them and find new Ukrainian partners here that will send tourists to us next season.”
Elena Gerber, Head Manager, Open Up Switzerland