March 17 the first Deputy Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Volodymyr Zhmak held the official meeting with the Head of the Directorate of Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Office Guillaume Rose. The meeting was attended by members of the Department, the Agency for Investment and Development of Odessa Regional State Administration and representatives of the Tourism Development Agency of the Republic of France (AtoutFrance) in Russia and CIS countries.
During the meeting, representatives of the principality offered to establish bilateral cooperation with the Odessa region in the field of tourism. So, Mr Rose said that the Government of Monaco has been active in improving the tourist exchange with the countries that are at an accessible distance from the Principality. And that's why the Odessa region for them is very attractive for cooperation in the sectors of the tourism industry, as construction of hotels, cruise and improved air service.
Mr Zhmak in his turn noted that the Odessa region was visited by a record number of tourists past year, but one of the problems was the lack of places for their temporary accommodation. Therefore, now is the most relevant time to invest in the tourism sector of the southern region of Ukraine. Both sides agreed to further cooperation and establishment of tourist relations between the Principality and the region.