According to its tourist and recreation potential, Ukraine has all opportunities to become a world level tourist state. Development of international ties opens new ways for promotion of national tourist product on world market.
Ukraine is open for international tourist co-operation. Taking into account national interests, international tourist policy of Ukraine is a multi-vector one based on principles of economic expediency and mutually beneficial co-operation with concrete country or region.
Nowadays, the Republic of Turkey is one of the most important partners of Ukraine in the sphere of tourism. Co-operation between Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey in this field is being developed according to the Agreement between Governments of Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey on Co-operation in the Sphere of Tourism, dated May 30, 1994. According to the above-mentioned Agreement, the Ukrainian-Turkish Joint Commission on Tourism was established. The first meeting of the Commission was held in Ankara in May 1998, the second one – in Kyiv in April 2002 and the third one — in Antalya in March 2007.
The State Service for Tourism and Resorts of Ukraine actively co-operates with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey: Ministers of Culture and Tourism of both countries lead fruitful dialogue on a regular basis, two countries support each other within the framework of international organisations, such as the Organisation of Black Sea Economic Co-operation, World Tourist Organisation, etc. Tourist companies of Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey regularly participate in international tourist salons held in both countries.
One can’t but mention that Ukrainians often come to the Republic of Turkey as guests. They like and know Turkey. Unfortunately, Turkish citizens do not visit Ukraine as often as Ukrainians visit Turkey. Attracting more Turkish tourists to Ukraine is one of our major tasks.
Nowadays, co-operation in this field does not fully correspond to our real potential. To realize this potential a lot of work needs to be done.
That is why we invite for co-operation everybody, who is interested in developing Ukrainian-Turkish tourist relations.
Dear visitors, we will appreciate all your letters with any proposals.