The winner of the tender for the presentation of the national stand of our country at international tourism exhibitions was finally decided. According to the Tourist Press Club of Ukraine, they became the company Grafium, which last year already organized the Ukrainian stand at exhibitions in London, Barcelona and Warsaw.
According to the publication, bidders lowered the initially allocated amount for all related costs more than doubled: from 8.5 million hryvnia to 4.15 million. But the question remains whether this amount will be enough to represent our country at exhibitions in Berlin, Singapore, and London and Warsaw, as well as two workshops in the Baltic countries. Another important problem is raised in the publication: it is high time to rewrite the rules for holding such tenders so that the process could be faster and more transparent.
Representatives of the travel industry, in turn, pay attention to other shortcomings. “There are few events in the above list, there are still no business exhibitions, the tender procedure is extremely long. I am disappointed ”, Dmitry Tantsyura, executive director of the Albatros-Travel group of companies, briefly expressed his impressions.
The director of CHERNOBYL TOUR, Yaroslav Emelianenko, confirmed his intention to represent his company with a separate stand – he shared such plans during ITB Berlin 2019. In another company he commented on the news in this way: it’s good that and that measures are being taken to promote Ukraine at exhibitions that are so important for the travel industry.