The number of tourists who visited Kiev in 2017, increased by about 21%, reported the press service of the Kyiv city Council with reference to the head of the constant Commission on the budget and socio-economic development Andrei Strunnikova.

According to her, the number of foreign tourists increased by 25% to 1.6 million people, the inner – on 18%, to 850 thousand, which allowed to raise additional funds in the city budget.

“In 2017 tourist tax amounted to 25 million UAH. This is a very good indicator, given that in 2016 this figure amounted to 18.8 million UAH. That is, the profit rose by almost a quarter,” said A. Wanderers.

According to the press service, an important factor to attract tourists in the past year was “Eurovision”.

The city Council reminded that in 2018 will be held in Kiev, the final matches of the Champions League and the UEFA Champions League and UEFA women’s 2017/2018 . The expected number of tourists — 120 thousand

In 2018, Kiev is planning to establish another municipal tourist information center on the European square, as well as to create a photo zone with ZD designs copy at the railway station and near city hall.