Ukraine made it to number nine in the global rating of countries whose hotels offer the service of Internet access in their hotel rooms (either via cable, or Wi-Fi). The rating was compiled by Trivago, one of the world’s top hotel price comparison sites. The USA, New Zealand, Romania, Canada, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Serbia, and France took the first through eighth spots on the list.
Nearly 75 percent of Ukrainian hotels offer Internet access in their rooms, informs Trivago. the global leader in the hotel room Internet access – the U.S. – has Internet access in more than 89 percent of hotels. New Zealand is a close second with more than 82 percent of hotels with Internet access in the rooms.
Ukrainian southwestern neighbor Romania took the third place in the rating with more than 78 percent of its hotels providing their customers with Internet access in rooms. Another Ukrainian neighbor Slovenia is sixth in the rating with 75.53 percent of hotels having Internet access in the rooms.
The top ten is closed by the UK (74.21 percent). The Trivago rating features 35 countries. Portugal is the last on the list – 45.21 percent of the country’s hotels provide their guests with Internet access.
Interestingly, the UN World Tourism Organization has named Ukraine the cheapest tourist destination among UNWTO’s top 20 for 2012. On average, a tourist visiting Ukraine in 2012 spent little over USD 200. Comparably, a trip to Macau costs more than USD 3,200-16 times more expensive than Ukraine. In 2012, 23 million tourists visited Ukraine. Accordingly, Ukraine is the 12th most visited country in the world.
Key tourist attractions in Ukraine include historical landmarks, numerous ancient churches and buildings, several UNESCO World Heritage sites (including Saint Sophia Cathedral and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra), as well as the picturesque nature of the Crimean peninsula and the Carpathian Mountains and many more.