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Plans to create new "Tourist City" in Crimean Peninsula by 2014; similar projects in Saudi Arabia, Honduras

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KYIV, Ukraine /PRNewswire/ — “In the next three and a half years, essentially, a completely new tourist city will emerge near Yevpatoria,” stated the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov after the conference Inside Ukraine, organized by The Economist in London. The minister said that the development will ensue within the national program to modernize the Crimean peninsula into an attractive tourist destination.

Minister Kolesnikov explained that a new tourist city would be built from scratch on the Crimean peninsula. It will offer hotel accommodations for thousands of visitors along with vast opportunities for investment in the development of infrastructure.  The plan to develop Crimea also stipulates for two new airports to be built in the central and southern parts of the peninsula.

This kind of planned development is said to be growing in popularity in various countries of the world. In Saudi Arabia six so-called “economic cities” are reportedly being built across the country. The aim of the project is to create over a million new job opportunities and provide homes for 4-5 million residents. The project is set to contribute USD 150 billion to the GDP of Saudi Arabia by 2020.

This year the government of Honduras also announced plans to create such a new city. Reportedly, the major advantage of the emerging city will be a charter of legally binding rules regulating the life in the area. One of the better governed countries of the world will be asked to guarantee the charter.

Crimea is an autonomous republic of Ukraine located in the south of the country. Its geographical location makes the peninsula the most favorable for recreation region of Ukraine. Crimea is surrounded by the Black Sea and borders on the Sea of Azov. The mildly salty waters of the Black Sea, perfectly warm in summer, attract millions of tourists to the sunny beaches of the southern Crimean coast annually.

As of now, the Crimean tourist infrastructure and the quality of services provided has hardly reached its potential. This serves as an incentive for the Ukrainian government to invest in the development of the region, as well as provides an attraction for foreign investors who have a chance to capitalize on the emerging tourist market with high potential.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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