Kyiv intends to resume membership in World Tourism Organization
Kyiv intends to resume membership in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which currently comprises 158 countries.
The director of the Tourism Development Center, Volodymyr Tsaruk, told Interfax-Ukraine this topic was discussed at a meeting of UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili with the head of the tourism and promotions department of Kyiv City State Administration, Anton Taranenko, during the 38th International Tourism Exhibition FITUR (Spain).
"The capital of Ukraine, when obtains membership, will be able to organize one of the international events with the support of UNWTO in its territory and participate in international conferences and congresses under the auspices of this tourist organization," Taranenko said.
During the 38th International Tourism Exhibition FITUR, held in Madrid, Spain, on January 17-21, Kyiv presented its tourist opportunities, as well as the most important sport event in the world of European football - the Champions League final, which will be held at the Olympiysky stadium in Kyiv on May 28.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the leading international organization in the field of tourism, engaged in the development of sustainable and generally accessible tourism. Its supreme governing body is the General Assembly, which meets every two years.