Crimea strives to reach EU tourism standards, Minister Liyev

3 January 2014 12:38
To work with promising European and Turkish markets it is necessary to bring all the institutions of the tourism industry of Crimea in line with the standards of the European Union and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Oleksandr Liyev told Ukrinform. "We are planning to continue working to attract world grants, including grants from the European Union for the development of medical tourism, grants of the Turkish TICA projects and projects of the World Tourism Organization," the minister said. For example, by mid-2014 the Crimean tourism industry through the financing of the European Union will purchase computer equipment, furniture and tourism equipment worth UAH 15 million. This includes office machines and equipment, licensed software, furniture, as well as tourist signs. All this will be distributed among four museums, nine tourist-information centers, eight reserves, Educational and Training Centre of Crimea’s Tourism and Resorts Ministry, Simferopol Higher Vocational School of Catering and Tourism and its regional branches. Poles and tourist signs will be placed according to the already developed and agreed schemes of dislocation of seven resort towns.