Ukraine failed to recoup the costs to host Eurovision. Song contest brought the business about 500 million UAH revenues, said Director of the tourism Department of Kyiv city state administration Anton Taranenko. To prepare for the show Ukraine has spent more: 455 million UAH was allocated from the state budget, 200 million — from the budget of Kyiv. The costly part can be lower. The cost estimate includes 250 million UAH for the preparation of road infrastructure in the capital. More from host Eurovision won hotels and hostels that were filled to about 80%, writes “Лига.net”.
According to the Kyiv state administration, the Eurovision song contest was attended by about 60 thousand tourists, of which about 20 thousand foreigners. Foreign visitors spent an average in the capital of 100-150 euros per day and four days left in Kiev about 12 million euros (360 million UAH), says Taranenko. Domestic tourists left in the city for about 800 UAH per day for the same four days brought to Kiev UAH 128 million.
The Agency concert.ua that was selling tickets to a show, do not reveal the ticket revenue. But the income was certainly smaller than planned. To sell tickets for both the TV semi-finals, the organizers had to arrange large-scale sales. At the semi-final concerts price of tickets lowered by 80% — to UAH 499 per seat. There was no rush and before the main concert. Jamal in his Facebook wrote that he had purchased for friends four tickets to the final show an hour before it starts.
To profits has failed and owners of restaurants. Institutions in Kiev, and near the metro station left Bank recorded a drop in attendance by about 20%. Kiev tried to avoid places of a mass congestion of people, domestic tourists were not so much. At the same time in residential areas of the city restaurateurs has not fixed the outflow of visitors.
The growth of passenger flow in Boryspil was only slightly higher than on ordinary days. During the Eurovision in the main airport of Ukraine daily flew 27-28 thousand tourists, says General Director of the airport, Paul Ryabikin. This figure is 2-3 thousand exceeded the average rate. “The big boom we have not seen,” — said Ryabikin. On may holidays the passenger flow in Boryspil traditionally increases regardless of the competition.
Managed to earn song of the show is that the hoteliers. For example, the downloading of the Fairmont hotel during the Eurovision was 60%, while during the same period last year — 15%, told LIGA.net manages the hotel Elizabeth yurusheva.
Average loading of the Kiev hotels, which increased during this period, the price of 15-20% was about 80%, said Taranenko. “Hotels, where the price rose more significantly, left without guests and were forced to reduce prices,” he says.
The main benefits of competition is a positive image. High level of organization of the Eurovision noted almost all the major foreign media, which may increase interest from tourists in the future. “It’s good advertising for the country, and it can lead to the growth of the tourist flow”, — said the head of the tourist information Centre Vladimir Tsaruk.