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Association of "Regional Competence Centre of cruise tourism in the the Black Sea region " invites you to the trainings of the leading European experts for the representatives of tourism businesses and public authorities of Odessa region Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 June 2016 20:49

Trainings provide an opportunity to improve practical skills, acquire additional knowledge in the field of management and marketing of destinations as well as to increase the level and quality of service in hotels and restaurants. Moreover, there is the opportunity to get practical advice and answers to the problematic questions of the quality conformance with hospitality industry of European standards.

We invite you to participate in the trainings, which will be held on June 23, 2016 in the city of Chernomorsk at the premises of tennis club "Elite Tennis Club", at the address: 17, Parkovay str. The events programme includes 2 trainings (2 hours for each training). Training sessions: from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm (with breaks).

As a result of the training, all the participants will receive Personal Certificate of the European standard.

The participation in the event — is free of charge! In order to participate, it is required to register ( to indicate full name, position and organization) till 22 June 2016 (please choose one or more training sessions): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Association of "Regional Competence Centre of cruise tourism in the the Black Sea region"

 
ODESSA CRUISE SEASON 2016 OPENED Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:42

 

image-12-05-16-11-05-1M/v EUROPA 2 (Maltese flag) called at Odessa sea port on May 12, 2016. The vessel moored at Odessa passenger terminal in the early morning and carried more than 300 passengers on board, 244 of which are the citizens of Germany.

A vast excursion program is planned for the passengers of the vessels with visits to monasteries, catacombs and, of course, with the evening performance in the Opera and Ballet Theater, etc.

In the midnight the vessel will leave Odessa sea port to Istanbul.

 It should be reminded that m/v Europa 2, which belongs to Hapag Lloyd, performs Black sea circle cruise with the following itinerary “Istanbul-Nessebar-Sochi-Odessa-Istanbul”.

Previously, the cruise liner Europa 2 called at Odessa sea port three times in 2013 and in 2014. And what is notable, the cruise season 2015 in Odessa sea port was opened also by Hapag-Lloyd vessel, i.e. by m/v “Europa”.

 
More than 100 participants are expected at Odessa during MedCruise General Assembly Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:36

During round table meeting, dedicated to cruise and yacht tourism development in the framework Odessa tourism20_years_logo business forum, Elvira Leschynskaya, Head of Tourism and Eurointegartion Department of Odessa Sea Port Authority, informed than more 100 representatives of worldwide leading cruise ports are expected to be present at MedCruise General Assembly, which will take place at Odessa, in 22-25 June 2016.

- We, as members of Board of Directors of the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports “MedCruise” for the first time ever succeeded in attracting the event of such a scale in our country. This year the Association celebrates its 20th anniversary since the day of the foundation, - informs E. Leschynskaya. The format of holding the event is unique, as it is an adjourn forum for unaffiliated companies. All the privileges and marketing tools for ports promotion among cruise operators, which represent the Association, are available only to its members.

2016031601Besides the worldwide port representatives, the cruise lines delegates has already confirmed their participation, who earlier had cancelled cruise ship calls at Ukrainian ports. Among them there are such companies as: SilverSea, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Holland America Group, MSC Crociere, Azamara Cruises, Costa Crociere, Pullmantur Cruises, and also 5 international cruise mass-media, which perform systematical mass advertizing campaign of our port and city abroad.

“A right to act as a host party of MedCruise General Assembly gives its possessor a guaranteed advertizing bonus. A number of willing to hold a forum at their country is always high. Up to day the preparation to the event mentioned oversees the mass advertizing of our port and city. Odessa should sound familiar to all the cruise operators in order to be included into destination, and this is exactly what we need”, - says E. Leschynskaya.

Note: Set up in Rome on the 11th of June 1996, MedCruise is the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports. MedCruise's mission is to promote the cruise industry in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas. Today, the association has grown to 72 members representing more than 100 ports around the Mediterranean region, including the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the Near Atlantic, plus 35 internatinal companies – on the whole 104 subjects.. Odesa Sea Port became a member in 2008 and since 2011 has its representative in the Board of Directors.

 

 
Odessa Sea Port Authority commenced the overture activities in relation to international cruise forum Print E-mail
Monday, 21 March 2016 12:45

2016031601The Association of Mediterranean and Black Sea Cruise Ports “MedCruise” 48th General Assembly organizing committee held a first meeting on March 15, 2016 under the chairmanship of M. Sokolov, Odessa Sea Port Authority General Manager. The heads of departments and services of Odessa Branch of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” (Odessa Sea Port Authority), who are in duty for organization, technical, transport and information support of the forum took part in the meeting. The forum mentioned is to be held in Odessa at the end of June c.y.

- According to E. Leshchynskaya, MedCruise Association Director – Black Sea, Head of Tourism and Eurointegration Department of Odessa Sea Port Authority , 5 worldwide leading cruise corporations confirmed their presence at General Assembly in Odessa as of middle of March. The interest in our region, city and consent to participation in the venue of leading cruise operators is regarded to be a great success. Despite complicated political situation in the region, we managed to persuade our partners in the perspective of holding regular discussion concerning developing cruise business especially in Odessa, as it was planned earlier. Thereby we want to show that Ukraine still remains tolerant and safe country for international tourists.

 

The holding of the cruise forum in Odessa is planned on June 22-25 c.y. The format of the forthcoming General Assembly is traditional: plenary meetings, discussions of separate issues, B2B meetings (cruise ports and cruise operators), seminars, working out and acceptance of the final declaration in agenda key issues. 

  It should be noted that, continued E. Leshchynskaya, the General Assembly of the highest status cruise association in Europe is a unique opportunity to demonstrate to the leading players of cruise market all that best that Odessa can give to experienced tourists as original city, cultural and historical center, as a port with developed infrastructure for passenger vessels acceptance. Although, according to cruise operators for now it is not auspicious moment for planning ship calls at Black Sea ports. But cruise itineraries are planned 2-3 years in advance. And we hope that the holding of MedCruise Association 48th General Assembly in Odessa, which is by the way celebrates this year 20th anniversary since its creation, will lay a foundation for returning white vessels to Black Sea.

Note. Set up in Rome on the 11th of June 1996, MedCruise is the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports. MedCruise's mission is to promote the cruise industry in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas. Today, the association has grown to 72 members representing more than 100 ports around the Mediterranean region, including the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the Near Atlantic, plus 32 associate members, representing other associations, tourist boards and ship/port agents. Odessa Sea Port became a member in 2008 and since 2011 has its representative in the Board of Directors.

 

 
On the 4th of February there will be the open meeting of members of Association “Regional competence center for the development of cruise tourism in the Black Sea region “Cruise Black Sea (CBS)” Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 21:41

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Dear colleagues!

On the 4th of February there will be the open meeting of members of Association “Regional competence center for the development of cruise tourism in the Black Sea region “Cruise Black Sea” (CBS)”.


During the meeting the workshop on: “The main directions of tourist regional development” will be held. The workshop is performed within the grant project “Creation of network of competence centers for the development of cruise tourism in the Black Sea region “Cruise Black Sea” (CBS)”, funded by the European Union and is a part of European program TEMPUS, which is created to help universities of partner countries in social and economic development.
 


Location: National university “Odessa maritime academy” (Odessa, Didrikhson str. 8, 2nd corps, auditory - 316).



During the meeting the main directions of cooperation of entrepreneurial, educational and scientific sectors of tourist business of Black Sea region will be presented.
 


We look forward to meeting you at our meeting!

 
EU will implement vise-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in 2016 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:56

VISA_FREEEU will implement vise-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in the middle of 2016. Such information ws given by the German magazine Die Welf with a reference to high-ranking official from Brussels.

“The free-visa regime for both countries will be available from the middle of 2016”, - he said.

In such a manner, both countries can wait for positive report of the Euro Commission in relation to their performing Action Plan on visa liberalization on December 15.

Meanwhile, according to the magazine, referring to the sources, it expected in EU, that Kyiv will enhance work in certain spheres by spring 2016, in particular in fighting corruption.

It should be reminded that earlier mass media with a reference to sources in Brussels reported that Ukraine performed the EU requirements  97%, needed for visa cancelling, and that Euro Commission report will be positive.

 
48th Medcruise General Assembly will be held at Odessa Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 10:02

48_medАдминистрация Одесского морского порта приняла участие в 47-й Генеральной Ассамблее MedCruise, которая состоялась в итальянском городке Ольбия (Северная Сардиния) с 14 по 17 октября 2015 г.

 

От администрации Одесского морского порта в мероприятии принимала участие начальник отдела туризма и евроинтеграции - член Совета директоров ассоциации от черноморского региона - Эльвира Лещинская.

 

Во время заседания Генеральной Ассамблеи, порты - члены MEDCRUISE вместе с другими почетными гостями имели возможность обсудить последние события круизного сектора, а также последствия и перспективы развития круизов в Средиземноморье и прилегающих к нему морях.

 

В своем докладе Э. Лещинская сообщила, что ждать в ближайшем будущем увеличения количества круизных судозаходов не приходится из-за устойчиво сформированного за рубежом образа Украины, в том числе Одессы, как небезопасного региона. Кроме того, круизные линии планируют свои маршруты за два-три года вперед, и украинские порты не включены в планы 2016-2017 гг., в силу вышеупомянутых причин.

 

Однако, несмотря на это, Генеральная ассамблея и Совет директоров приняли решение о проведении юбилейной 48-й Генеральной ассамблеи MedCruise в Одессе в июне 2016 года. Ведь именно в следующем году ассоциации MedCruiseисполняется 20 лет с момента ее основания.

 

Справка: Ассоциация круизных портов Средиземного моря MEDCRUISE создана в 1996 г. На сегодняшний день это самая крупная в мире ассоциация портов, судоходных компаний, туроператоров и других структур, работающих в индустрии круизного туризма. Под ее флагами выступают более 70 портов Средиземного, Черного и Красного морей, Ближней Атлантики и 35 международных компаний (всего 107 членов).C 2008 года Одесский порт является членом данной ассоциации.

 
An enchanting end of Cruise Season 2015 in Odessa sea port Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 October 2015 14:03

Today on October 8, 2015 simultaneously 2 cruise liners are being moored at the berth of Odessa sea2_liners port passenger terminal, i.e. m/v Amadea (192,8 m, Bahamas flag) and Serenissima (87,4 m, Saint-Vincent flag).

472 passengers from Germany are cruising on board of snow-white liner AMADEA. Before Odessa it visited Sinop (Turkey)

According to Odessa Sea Port Authority Tourism and Eurointegration Department data , the total number of cruise ship calls at Odessa port is 13, that is 15 cruise ship calls less than previous year and 93 ship calls less than in 2013. The Head of the Department, Elvira Leschinskaya commented, that Odessa Sea Port Authority has already received 33 requests for the next year, for cruise season 2016, but still this number can vary, depending on series of causes.

 
Two-day visit of a passenger liner to Odessa sea port Print E-mail
Monday, 05 October 2015 14:41

islandFor two days Odessa sea port hosts the cruise liner ISLAND SKY (91 m, Bahamas flag) at berth No.15.

The vessel carries on board 99 passengers , who are mainly the citizens from West Europe.

A wide range of cultural and entertainment program was offered for passengers.

In the late afternoon the vessel is planning to leace to Constanta.

 The m/v Island Sky was built in 1992 in Italy. In 2003 it was reconstrucr=ted. It is regarded to be one of the best small-sized passenger liners in the world. The owner of the vessel is a Swedish company Salen Ship Management. The operator is a British company Noble Caledonia.

 
Queen Elizabeth worldwide cruise 2017 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:55

Kicking off Jan. 7, 2017, the journey aboard the 2,068-passenger Queen Elizabeth will start incun_promo-queene_2015-08-25 Southampton, England and conclude at the same port on May 8. 

The ship will traverse a westerly route around the world, starting with a trans-Atlantic trip to New York, down to Fort Lauderdale, then through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, travelers will dock at 39 ports in several countries including the shores of Mexico, Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as Sri Lanka, and the Seychelles. 

The final leg of the trip will take cruisers through several African ports including South Africa, Namibia, Cape Verde, and more before returning to England.

The voyage will also include a first for the Cunard fleet—a visit to Alotau, Papua New Guinea.

 

 
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