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As technology is advancing rapidly, Digital Marketing is constantly evolving. With this in mind, the marketing team at Net Affinity have put together 14 Hotel Marketing trends for 2014 to keep you up to date with developments in Digital Marketing to help you get ahead of the curve with your digital marketing strategy more...
75% of TripAdvisor members surveyed say they are more likely to patronize a business with a TripAdvisor endorsement on display. more...
Tourism industry experts say foreign tourists and travel agencies have taken another look Ukraine. Particularly strong tourism growth is evident in recent years. This was largely achieved due to the success of the Euro-2012 football championship, experts say more...
ARKTUR Tour Operator & DMC took part in World Travel Market 2013 in London (4-7 November) presenting its more...
Global Vacation Travel Delivers Solid Performance in Second Quarter as Corporate Channel Maintains Volume and Rates During Off-season more...
HRS, Europe’s leading hotel portal, has noted a sharp increase in hotel bookings made using smartphones and tablets over the past two years more...
TripAdvisor has started offering the travel and hospitality sector free access to market data and news in a portal for business owners and industry more...
Shares of Expedia jumped Friday after the online travel agency announced a partnership with competitor Travelocity more...
Пожалуй, заявления о воровстве – слишком громкие слова, как для сегмента HoReCa. Просто любовь к брендам – это палка о двух концах, утверждает Наталья Волошина. more...
Кабмин принял постановление, согласно которму гостиницы и другие объекты туристической инфраструктуры Украины должны обязательно размещать на фасаде знак его категории. more...
Clean rooms and comfortable beds are important, but today’s business travelers want a lot more than that. If you own a hotel and are interested in attracting more business travelers, you should be aware of what amenities they usually look for. This will allow you to introduce those amenities in your hotel, which, in turn, will attract business travelers who prefer your hotel over the others. more...
Affiliate marketing site Affilinet has put together this infographic on the latest online travel trends, highlighting where, when and why online holiday purchases are being made. more...
TripAdvisor has led the world’s largest combined accommodation and traveler survey—with over 35,000 participants from around the globe more...
The latest study into mobile browsing of travel websites by London-based digital agency Nucleus suggests growth in the last six months was more than two times that in the preceding half year. more...
With Wikipedia shaking up online travel with WikiVoyage, things are already changing in this essential industry at the start of 2013. As travel becomes more and more accessable and more competitive, how marketing in this space has to become more savvy and customer centric. more...
Marketing dollars are precious and scarce. No one wants to pilfer resources away towards programs that fail to deliver a solid return on investment. more...
Ukraine ranks eighth on GlobeSpot.com’s “Top 10 Countries for 2013” list. The travel inspiration site cited Ukraine’s emerging tourist industry and variety of attractions as reasons to head to the Eastern European nation more...
Kyiv, December 14, 2012. Google launched Ukrainian version of the world’s number one video hosting YouTube. The website youtube.ua will feature most popular Ukrainian videos and help promote Ukrainian talents, TV stations, and brands. YouTube already agreed to host content for a number of large Ukrainian companies, including companies Lavina Digital, Talant, TV channels 1+1, ICTV, Inter, Novyi, and STB more...
Advance booking has been already opened. KYIV, Nov 27, 2012 (UBO) – Ukrzaliznytsia will launch 135 additional runs during the New Year and Christmas holidays, 105 of which will be made in the western direction more...
For hotels, Google’s latest “Search Plus Your World” personalized search feature is a clear message to launch that Google+ Page for your hotel, and start to actively interact with other Google+ users more...
The sale of electronic tickets for passenger trains using QR codes in Ukraine will start from December 25 for the Intercity+ Ukrainian Express trains, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure Borys Kolesnikov has said, when presenting electronic tickets in Kyiv more...
There are an insufficient number of low-cost hotels in Kyiv, representative of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Oleksiy Yevchenko has said. more...
Citizens of the two countries can travel to each other's land without a visa requirement for 30 days on the condition that it must not exceed 90 days within a 180 days period more...
The European Union and Ukraine signed an additional section of the current visa facilitation agreement with Ukraine. The document extends the list of categories of people falling under the simplified procedure for obtaining visas while travelling to the EU member states more...
Discover Ukraine! Ukraine International Airlines' direct flights will take you quickly and with comfort from Kyiv to Odessa, Simferopol, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv more...
In 2012, Crimea is becaming a popular summer resort among the Ukrainians, according to Google. Crimean coast is a popular beach and sun resort for Ukrainian and Russian tourists more...
Ukrainian President Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych believes that the holiday of Euro-2012 in Poland and Ukraine has been a success. "I am grateful for the fact that Ukraine was given such an honour - along with Poland – to organize Euro-2012. And I believe that this event was a success", said Viktor Yanukovych at a meeting with FIFA President Joseph Blatter on Sunday in Kyiv more...
The curiosity of journalists is growing everyday. As of June 24, the Kyiv City Media Center has accredited almost 900 media representatives from around the world. This has been a significant increase from the 400 journalists that were accredited on the opening day of the championship. more...
During their excursion, foreign media representatives were impressed by the beauty of Kyiv. In particular, Belgium representatives Sean Carter and Albama Herinksa, believe the hospitable Kyiv residents and festive EURO 2012 atmosphere to be simply amazing. Cheng Yang of China commented on the cleanliness of the city and comfortable transportation, and Kato Auksiyi from Japan enjoyed the architecture, unique history, and national cuisine. more...
As stated by The New York Times, the Swedish fans are satisfied with their experience in Kyiv. They enjoyed their accommodations on Truhaniv Island, and especially the low cost. The newspaper mentioned that the price of camping was a decisive factor in choosing accommodation for the Swedish fans more...
At this moment, Swedish fans are festively parading to the NSC “Olimpiskiy” in Kyiv. Today, the Sweden National Team will play its last group stage match against England.As they march, fans are singing and chanting “Kyiv- our city! We will come back for sure! We love Kyiv!” more...
Currently, there are 12,000 tourists living Kyiv, Head of Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov told reporters at Kyiv’s media center on Friday. "Another 5,000 fans are living in a camping site on the Trukhaniv Island, and 4,500 fans booked hotel rooms for the next days," the official said more...
In Kiev in the days of football matches during Euro 2012 championship will be banned from traffic in the zone perimeter transportation Olimpiysky and official fan zones. At a press conference, stated first Deputy Chief of the transport and communications KSCA Ivan Spilevoj more...
Ukrainian International Airlines announced it would schedule over 20 additional flights between Euro 2012 host cities during the championship.The flights will take fans from Kyiv to Lviv, Kharkiv and Donetsk on match days, returning the following day more...
Public transport operating between Euro-2012 tournament objects in host cities will operate round-the-clock on match days, UEFA Euro-2012 Tournament Director Markiyan Lubkivskyi has said in comments to the Information Centre Ukraine-2012 more...
Three weeks before European Championship's start, the organizers published the regulations about banned objects and rules of conduct at the Euro-2012 stadiums. Everyone who is coming to Ukraine and Poland to watch the European football championship will find these regulations useful to know more...
British musicians from the England Supporters Band, who support England's national football team at all championships for over 15 years, recently visited Kiev and Donetsk - the cities, where their favourite team will play in June. Having spent five days in Ukraine, Englishmen made up their own opinion about country's preparation level to the final part of Euro-2012and shared it with journalists more...
High-speed railway operation that was organized in Ukraine for fans' faster and more convenient traveling between the European Championship's host cities will start functioning on Sunday. It is reported that interregional electric trains Hyundai will start running between Kiev and Kharkiv more...
Six additional trains for fans will operate in Ukraine during three most popular Euro-2012 matches. Besides other things, additional services are envisaged there: meals, bus transfer, entertainment and escort services. This has been announced by the director of the Hamaliya travel agency acting as UEFA official accommodation partner, Ihor Holubakha, in a comment to the Information Centre Ukraine-2012. According to him, train operation is being jointly organized by host cities and Ukrzaliznytsya (Ukrainian Railroad Administration). “We have prepared special packages for fans, comprising not only accommodation, but also excursions and tourist services which might be of interest for fans and would make them stay in our country longer. For this purpose, we organize operation of additional trains between host cities jointly with Ukrzaliznytsya more...
Euro-2012 football fans will be able to find accommodation to any taste at affordable prices in Ukraine. Besides this, Ukrainian host cities have got wonderful places for arranging camping sites which enjoy popularity among European fans, the respected British newspaper “The Guardian” has written. Meanwhile, making a comment to the edition, the director of the Euro-2012 Ukraine LOC, Markiyan Lubkivskyi, has given assurances that our country is working with hotel keepers on determination of the adequate price corridor more...
The European Football Union has expressed confidence in the success holding of the European Football Championships in 2012 at the highest level of tournament security. This is stated in a statement by UEFA on the situation in Dnipropetrovsk more...
One of the main news agencies in the world, Associated Press, notes in one of its stories that prices for accommodation in hotels and hostels for Euro-2012 are gradually falling. The publication reported this, quoting the words of the Director of the Local Organizing Committee Euro-2012 Ukraine, Markiyan Lubkivskyi more...
In early May the European Football Union (UEFA) will begin selling extra tickets for matches of the continental championship in 2012, which will be held on the fields of Ukraine and Poland. This was said during a press conference on the occasion of the presentation of tickets to Euro-2012 matches, UEFA Chief Operating Officer Martin Kallen has said more...
All tickets for Euro-2012 will be marked with name of the customer who bought the ticket – that is, tickets will bear names. Responsibility for the behaviour of the persons who will come to a stadium with named ticket will be borne by the person whose name is indicated on the ticket. After all, four tickets per person per match were sold. This is what tournament director Markiyan Lubkivskyi said in comments to the Information Centre Ukraine-2012 more...
The rail carriers of Ukraine, Poland, Russia and Belarus have agreed to organize additional trains to transport fans between cities and improve customs and border procedures for Euro-2012guests during the tournament. Such intentions of the parties were stated in the Memorandum on Cooperation during Euro-2012, signed in Warsaw more...
Passenger traffic on Ukraine's western border could increase by 30% during the Euro 2012 European Football Championship Kostyantyn Chernichkin, to 70,000 people per day, Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine Ihor Kaletnik has said more...
The State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) is processing applications to transport fans from Sweden and Germany during the Euro 2012 European football championship."Jointly with our Polish colleagues, we're working on the transportation of 1,500 fans from Sweden to Kyiv. Championship guests will be transported under the following scheme: From Sweden to Gdynia by ferry more...
Ukraine's state sanitary and epidemiological service has advised foreign fans to get vaccinated against measles before visiting Ukraine during Euro 2012."We have sent information to the embassies of all of the countries represented in Ukraine that if you plan to come to Ukraine, please get vaccinated at home more...
The major works in the construction of the new terminal at Kyiv Airport have been completed. Internal works are being actively fulfilled, to be followed by beautification of the territory around the building, the Information Centre Ukraine-2012 has been informed by the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration more...
Euro-2012 host cities Kyiv, Donetsk, Lviv and Kharkiv are preparing camp parks to place thousands of fans from Europe visiting Euro-2012 at fair prices. This is what the head of the Local Organizing Committee, Markiyan Lubkivskyi, said in exclusive comments to the Information Centre Ukraine-2012 more...
Ukrzaliznytsya (Ukraine’s State Rail Transport Administration) has announced a competition to choose the companies which will operate new high-speed trains manufactured by Hyundai Rotem and Skoda Vagonka. The press service of the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry has announced at it concerns organization of catering for passengers and cleaning new railway vehicles more...
Details:Itinerary includes the players, fans and VIP zones.During the tour the guests will see the conference hall, the players’ block (locker rooms, bathrooms and massage rooms), the arbitrators’ and the dope-control rooms, the game field, replacement players’ bench, media-tribunes, fan-sector and VIP-zone (the restaurant in sky-boxes) more...
The first two interregional electric trains manufactured by Huyndai Rotem reached Odessa sea merchant port a day ago. This has been announced by Ukrzaliznytskya (Ukrainian State Railroad Transport Administration) Deputy Director-General Leonid Loboyko, the press service of more...
All Ukrainian host cities - Kyiv, Lviv, Donetsk and Kharkiv – are equally ready for Euro-2012 and await the arrival of large numbers of guests. This is what the Deputy Head of the Euro-2012 National Agency (Ukreuroinfraproekt), Valeriy Zhaldak, said in comments to the Information Centre Ukraine-2012 more...
The first dual-system electric train manufacturing Skoda Vagonka (Czech Republic) will be in Ukraine in March of this year - it became known from the First Deputy Director General of the Ukrzaliznytsia (State Administration of Railway Transport), Mykola Serhiyenko. more...
Fans of the England national team and other teams taking part in the 2012 European Football Championship Finals will not have any problems with accommodation in Ukrainian host cities. Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Borys Kolesnikov stressed this in an interview with British the newspaper «The Independent» during a working visit to London. more...
For Euro 2012 the Ukrainian and Polish customs services introduce a system of advance access of information on the transport that will be crossing the border. It was reported after the general Ukrainian and Polish conference that took place in Lviv, by the head of the Polish customs service, Yatsek Kapitsa. more...
Host city Kyiv has completed designing of an information booklet for guests of the future Euro-2012. The 36-page publication contains information and showy photographs about the most interesting and most beautiful places in Kiev, along with cultural and sporting life of the capital city more...
At least three new hotels are planned to be opened in Kyiv before the beginning of Euro-2012: Hilton, Sheraton and Staro. This has been announced by the head of the Kyiv City State Administration Directorate for preparation and holding final part of Euro-2012 in Ukraine, Tetyana Slyshyk, in a live broadcast on the Kyiv TV channel more...
The host city of Lviv regards the preparation of its hotel infrastructure for Euro-2012 as one of its greatest strengths. The resort city of Truskavets, located 80 km from the city, will also help to take in ordinary fans during the tournament. However, the Lion City will also lease out hotel complexes for the tournament. As noted in an interview with the "Uryadoviy Courier" newspaper by the Director of Lviv City Council for preparations for the championship, Oleh Zasadniy, the city plans to commission six more facilities belonging to hotel infrastructure prior to the start of the tournament more...
The three-star «Reikartz» hotel opened its doors on 17 January in Kharkiv. The accommodation is located on Chubar Street, which is in the historical city centre, 2 minutes walk from Sumy Street, near the railway station and Pokrovsky Cathedral and other attractions in Kharkiv more...
Fans of the Swedish national football team which will live in Kyiv during Euro-2012 may be accommodated in the camping in Hydropark in the capital city, the head of the Kyiv City State Administration’s Euro-2012 General Directorate, Tetyana Slyshyk has said on the air of the Kyiv TV channel more...
Ukraine has joined the five places which tourists must obligatorily visit in 2012, The Globe and Mail newspaper (Canada) writes. The newspaper notes that the names of Kyiv, Odessa and Transcarpathian Region alone lead people into recollections about the iron curtain, spying horrors and intrigues on the Crimean coast related to the era of Glasnost (Openness) more...
Up to 17 trains will run between Ukraine and Poland during the final part of the European Football Championship this year, and they will transport around 9,000 passengers, Polish Railway Communications (PKP Intercity) Director Janusz Malinowski has said. more...
Polish airlines LOT with introduction of the summer schedule in 2012 will increase the number of flights on the line Warsaw-Donetsk from three to five. In addition to already existing flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be added more...
Quite a few new records were set in 2011 in UEFA events as regards Euro-2012. The main ones were named by Local Organizing Committee chief Markiyan Lubkivskyi in an interview with the Information Centre Ukraine-2012. more...
Lviv has never had a problem in placing fans and guests during the staging of Euro 2012 as a host city. The city is one of the biggest tourist centres of Ukraine and promptly provided the required number of places of various categories - from luxury "suites" in hotels to hostels. more...
Some teams participating in EURO 2012 finals, which will be held in Ukraine, may change their decision on staying in Poland. If a team arrives in Ukraine on the eve of a match and lives a few days at the transfer base, it can remain there in order to better prepare for matches and change the place of the base residence. Tournament director in Ukraine Markiyan Lubkivskyi said this in an exclusive interview with the Information Centre Ukraine 2012 more...
В январе 2012 года в туриндустрии будет запущен глобальный проект, согласно которому 200 000 отелей мира получат собственный идентификационный код.В январе 2012 года в туриндустрии будет запущен глобальный проект, согласно которому 200 000 отелей мира получат собственный идентификационный код. Уникальные номера позволят избежать путаницы во время бронирования гостиничных номеров. more...
Following the finals draw in Kyiv on 2 December, ticket sales for supporters of the 16 national teams qualified for UEFA EURO 2012 started today, exclusively on UEFA.com.A specific ticket allocation has been reserved for fans of these 16 participating teams and tickets will be sold based on the nationality and/or country of residence of the applicant. more...
European football championship draws ceremony of the final phase scheduled on December 2, which will take place in the Kiev palace “Ukraine” will be broadcasted on the big screens in the Kiev and Warsaw downtown. Therefore more...
During Euro-2012 in Kyiv a fan embassy will operate which will become an independent center for Eurofan. The fixed fan embassy will be stationed indoors or in a separate building, which will more...
The Vice Premier and Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov has opened the Shakhtar Plaza hotel in Donetsk, which was renovated for Euro 2012. The high-ranking official said that prior to the renovation the facility resembled a hotel more...
Ukraine’s capital reported about EURO 2012 fans accommodation which will visit the matches of the tournaments. For this very day, instead of 18 thousand rooms requested by UEFA, Kyiv has already more...
UEFA President Michel Platini is very satisfied with the results of inspection visits to Poland and Ukraine. This has been announced by Euro-2012 Director in Ukraine Markiyan Lubkivskyi after making a draw for the continental championship play-off more...
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GREGUAR APARTMENTS is a business-class property in the city center offering high-standard hospitality on instant confirmation. Situated near Kyiv's main more...
The facade of the five-star EURO-2012 hotel Kharkiv Palace is 95% ready. At the facility installation of utilities and finishing works are currently being carried out and improvement works on the territory have been completed. The Information Centre Ukraine-2012 more...
The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv has prepared 20,735 places to accommodate ordinary fans of EURO 2012. As of early October 2011 Kharkov had 11,437 places, while the number of places in Donetsk is 13,294 and 7,586 in Lviv. It is planned to make up more...
The official opening of the National Sports Complex “Olympic” is schedule for the October 8, so more than a week is left before it. On the eve of this responsible and pompous event, it was President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych who came to check the stadium more...
UEFA is set to hold seven more events for the Euro-2012 tournament. First of all, the end of the volunteers selection camapign, which began on 14 June 2011 and will end this Septmebr. Over 12,000 applicants from 100 countries have been registered more...
In Kiev by the end of the year it is planned to organize about 10 tour information centres for EURO 2012. Info centers will be placed in crowded places, in the central part of Kiev and near by the airports, railway and bus stations. The deputy head of the State Service of Tourism more...
On 13 August EURO-2012 host countries Ukraine and Poland celebrate a symbolic date – 300 days before the start of the Championship. In cities of the future Championship holiday celebrations to promote the EURO will take place. In Kharkiv choreographic show “Energy of Football” will be held. A moving composition in the form of football ball joined by bronze winners of this year's nationwide contest “Maydans” will reproduce the No 1 game in the world. more...
Foreigners and Ukrainians alike choose Kyiv as their favorite Euro 2012 destination. Yet the capital's resi-dents are the least enthusiastic and second least likely Of the four host cit¬ies to be hospitable to foreign visitors, a recent study says. more...
Crimean hotels began to publish rates for 2012, and some of them reduced rates compared to the current year, even in high season, according to the posted rates on website of Respect Hall Resort & SPA in Koreiz (Yalta). more...
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine initiates the development of action plan on bringing in proper condition for orientation signs, road markings recreation grounds and other facilities services. more...
New hiking trails for the football championship were provided In Kharkiv. In each district of the Kharkiv oblast it is planned to develop at least three tourist routes by more...
In Yalta created a single data center, communal enterprise "City Y" and "tourist guest card". The project entitled "Tourist Information Centre of Big Yalta" more...
Google has just launched Google hotel finder. Branded an 'experiment,' hotel finder lets you search for U.S. hotels in a given city by date, location on a map, price, hotel class, and user rating. One cool feature: The hotel finder will tell you more...
Kyiv City State Administration is planning to introduce a combined ticket system during the finals of the EURO 2012 more...
Ukraine, as one of two host countries of Euro 2012, will benefit a lot from the upgraded infrastructure throughout the country. more...
Temporary project for visas’ abolition for Ukraine by the European Union (EU) is likely to be implemented on the football more...
Union of European Football Associations President Michel Platini will visit Poland and Ukraine in late September, according to Ukraine Euro 2012 information center, more...
The procedure for crossing the border between Ukraine and Poland will be simplified for the EURO 2012 football championship, more...
According to recent analysis, accomplished by www.cheaptickets.com, rates for 3 star hotels throughout the world should reach the lowest level in more...
Air & Business Travel News take a closer look at why hotel-booking technology for corporate travel still lags behind the airline sector. The hotel sector generally doesn’t have the level of maturity of air when it comes to dealing with what corporates want. And "what corporates want" is now more than just the room. more...
Everyone’s got an image to protect. As the hotel industry becomes increasingly subjected to the world of customer reviews, hoteliers have developed a term for protecting that image - it’s called “managing your online reputation.” more...
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As technology is advancing rapidly, Digital Marketing is constantly evolving. With this in mind, the marketing team at Net Affinity have put together 14 Hotel Marketing trends for 2014 to keep you up to date with developments in Digital Marketing to help you get ahead of the curve with your digital marketing strategy