Economic Development Ministry to monitor tourist flow with mobile operators

Economic Development Ministry to monitor tourist flow with mobile operators

On December 26, First Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv signed a memorandum on cooperation between the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the main mobile phone operators of Ukraine on the possibility of obtaining statistical observations of the dynamics of tourist flows through the territory of Ukraine.

The corresponding document was signed with PJSC Kyivstar, PJSC Vodafone Ukraine and LLC Lifecell, the Governmental portal reported.

"The memorandum provides for the transfer of statistics on the number of domestic tourists, registered mobile subscribers who spend more than one day outside the respective region / place of registration (broken down by the regions of Ukraine, persons); the number of inbound tourists, foreign mobile subscribers in roaming, who spend more than one day (broken down by countries the tourists come from and the regions of Ukraine the tourists visit); the number of the citizens of Ukraine, registered mobile subscribers who left the respective region (broken down by countries, persons); the average length of stay of tourists in the region / place," the report says.

According to Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Mykhailo Titarchuk, the statistics information on the tourist flows throughout the country obtained from mobile operators will provide an opportunity to monitor better the state of affairs in the field of tourism in Ukraine and to build more effective strategies for its development.


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