TripAdvisor tourists' online resource plans to expand activities to all of Ukraine
The Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine has held its first talks with the largest global tourists' online resource TripAdvisor on the expansion of its operation to cover the entirety of Ukraine, Advisor to the Economic Development and Trade Minister of Ukraine Ivan Liptuha has said.
"Today, we held the first talks on expansion of partnership to all of Ukraine in the London office of TripAdvisor," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Liptuha said that three years ago, the Tourism of Odesa association signed an agreement with TripAdvisor for an unbiased appraisal of hotels and restaurants in Odesa, with the association also receiving analytical materials.
Every year, on September 27, the city and the association issues awards to the top ten hotels, restaurants and attractions under the TripAdvisor rating, he said.
Liptuha said that expansion of the partnership with TripAdvisor to cover all of Ukraine would mean that statistics and analysis of online resources would be used to ensure unbiased ratings on the basis of the real feedbacks of guests.
Additionally, it is planned to launch the Ukrainian language version of www.tripadvisor.ua and integrate its tools with the national tourist portal, he said.
Liptuha noted that the expansion of cooperation will include seminars for hoteliers and restaurateurs on optimizing their sales, increasing feedback, and to award the best hotels, restaurants and attractions under the TripAdvisor rating.