Ukraine has reduced the number of foreign tourists

В Украине сократилось число иностранных туристов

The number of foreign tourists who come to Ukraine in January-June decreased by 1.7%

In the first quarter of this year, foreigners drove by 3.2% less than in the first quarter of 2017, said the Ministry.

The number of foreign tourists who come to Ukraine in January-June 2018 has decreased by 1.7% compared to the same period of 2017 to 6.22 million. It is reported by the Ministry of economic development, referring to data of the state border service, informs Interfax Wednesday, 7 November.

According to the data in the first quarter of this year, foreigners drove by 3.2% less than in the first quarter of 2017 2.55 million people, while in the second quarter the gap was reduced to 0,6% – to 3.67 million people.

According to statistics, the leaders of incoming tourism in the first half of 2018 were Moldova 1 million 949,6 thousand, Belarus – 1 million 64.5 thousand, Russia – 645,3 thousand, Poland – 532,4 thousand, Hungary – 447,4 thousand, Romania – 354,8 thousand and Slovakia – 151.8 thousand

At the same time significantly increased the visit of Ukraine by tourists from Spain – 104,5%, to 19.7 million, the UK – 61.8 percent (57.2 million), Israel – 25.9% (up to 125,7 thousand), Lithuania – 20.3% (41 million), Turkey – by 16.2% (up to 134.2 million).

The number of tourists from the Czech Republic increased by 15.6% (to 29.6 thousand), from Italy – 13.9% (40.5 thousand), Germany – 12.7% (98.7 million), USA – 12.5% (80.5 million), France – 8.1% (29.1 thousand).

Ministry reminds that in 2017 the number of foreign tourists to Ukraine increased by 6% to 14.42 million people, including in the first half, up 8.7%, to 6.33 million people.

As reported, in 2017 Ukraine earned on foreign tourists 1,261 billion.

Recall that in 2018 the number who went abroad to rest of Ukrainians grew by a third.

 

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