Ukrainian capital in 2019 was visited by nearly 1.5 million foreign tourists, another 2.2 million were Ukrainian tourists, reported in the Kyiv city Council.

“According to the office of tourism and promotions of the KSCA, in the reporting period, the capital was visited by 1.5 million foreign tourists. Another 2.2 million, Kiev took the Ukrainian visitors. In General, the city has received 61 million UAH tourist tax” – said in a statement on the website of the Council on Wednesday.

The report on the implementation of the City target program of development of tourism in Kiev for the first 9 months of 2019 notes that the city is constantly trying to control the quality of services received by tourists in the capital. In particular, there were created a working group which checks the enterprise of the hotel industry of hostel type.

“There are regular raids on the problematic hostels on schedule. Now 105 of these areas already tested. And only about a dozen of them regularly pay taxes, tourist fee and meet sanitary standards”, – said Chairman of the permanent Commission on culture Victoria Fly.

According to the report, during the first 9 months in the capital was held a number of major tourist attractive events. In particular: Moto Open Fest, Kyiv Food & Wine Festival, Courage Bazaar, Weekend Atlas, Kyiv Art week the like.

Also the Department of tourism participated in 5 international exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad to promote the tourism potential of Kiev. Presented the attraction of capital in Serbia, Azerbaijan, and also in the cities of London and Dublin.