A press release by the « Information Centre Ukraine-2012« , (14:55, 27 march 2012), that one definitely will have to bear in mind starting 2nd July 2012…
The National Bank of Ukraine expects the fans of Euro-2012 to bring about 1 Billion Euros to Ukraine. « Our forecasts take into account the holding of Euro-2012. This event will allow us to receive an additional 1 Billion in revenues. Thus, a positive impact on Ukraine’s balance of payments », said Oleksandr Dubokhvist, director of the department of foreign exchange at the NBU.
During Euro-2012 the number of tourists coming to Ukraine will increase by 40% to 1 million people. This is what Yosyp Andryk, president of the Association of leaders of the tourist business in Ukraine, says.
« And we expect an increase in the arrival of tourists by 30-40%. First of all, this is due to Euro-2012. In 2012 there will be a unique opportunity in Ukraine to show its best side to European tourists. Preliminary estimates suggest that during the period of the championship nearly a million fans, both tourists and sightseers, will visit our country », Mr Andryk said.