Tourist flow to Ukraine increases by almost 9% for first half of year

Tourist flow to Ukraine increases by almost 9% for first half of year

Ukrinform
In January-June 2017, 6.3 million foreign tourists visited Ukraine, which is by 8.7% more than in the same period last year.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported this on its Facebook page.

"Most foreigners who arrived in Ukraine in the first half of 2017 came from Moldova, Belarus, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Israel," the report said.

In January-June 2017, 6.3 million tourists entered Ukraine, 94.1% of the total number of foreign tourists noted a "private" purpose of the trip.

The report says that during the first half of this year, the number of Ukrainian tourists who went abroad increased to 12.5 million, which is 6.1% more than in the same period of 2016. The most popular tourist destinations among Ukrainians were Turkey, Egypt, Belarus, UAE, Israel and Greece.

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