On the 25th of February 2016 in the frameworks of the second tourist business forum «Open Ukraine», the round table conference «Odessa - 365» (city, that is visited all the year round) was held. The representatives of the Association “Regional competence center of cruise tourism in the Black Sea region “Cruise Black Sea” of president of the Association Sergei Zaichko, executive director Irina Golubkova, secretary of the Association Marina Babachenko and Tatyana Levinskaya took active part in discussion of the issues.
The president of the Association – Sergei Zaichko spoke about perspectives of renovation of the cruise tourism in the Black Sea region. The executive director of the Association – Irina Golubkova presented the main directions of the activities of the Association.
A lot of issues were discussed on this meeting. Among them were questions about development of congress activity in Ukraine, including in Odessa, the prospects of the MICE-tourism development, conformity of the objects of our city and region with international standards and requirements and the system of personnel training for the tourist sphere. The new technologies of airline industry, which help to develop the sphere of travelling, were presented. The attention was also paid to the importance of the development of the event tourism as one of the preemptive kind of tourism, which will help to attract tourists to the tourist destinations.
The participants of the forum, who took part in the round table conference, were discussing the list of the main festivals and events of the 2016 year, presented by Head of the culture and tourism department of Odessa City Council - Tatyana Markova. The international tourist week (12 – 17 April, Odessa, Ukraine) received a great resonance. In the frameworks of this event the international conference «Sustainable development of tourism in Ukraine. The role of the regional destinations», the meeting of council of the cities and regions of Ukraine, press-and fam-tours in Odessa and Odessa regions and Odessa tourist festival will be held.
During this meeting the members of the tourist associations of Odessa and Odessa region, such as: Association «Tourism of Odessa», Odessa Association of tour-operators and agencies, Association «Regional competence center of cruise tourism in the Black Sea region «Cruise Black Sea», Association of the development of the tourism in Odessa region «Big Odessa», - presented their projects, which would be implemented in 2016. These projects include participation in the international tourist exhibitions, festivals and development of promotional products.
The event was attended by 92 persons. Among them were representatives of the Association of business tourism of Ukraine, members of the center of the tourist development of Ukraine, authorities of Odessa, 16 persons – representatives of mass media of the region of Ukraine. 16 persons – tour operators of the Ukrainian regions, 10 persons – mass media, restaurateurs, hoteliers of Odessa, representatives of museums, associations and universities of Odessa.