Transcarpathian deputies and governor advertise their hotels to Euro fans using budget money
In Transcarpathia the first fans of Euro 2012 are given information leaflets for free: they include some tips and a list of tourist attractions in the region.
Thus, three hotels, which are advertised in the leaflets, belong to ... local politicians. The first on the list is a well-known ranch “Zolotaya Gora” ("Gold Mountain"), which is owned by the family of the Transcarpathian Governor Alexander Ledida. The second is the Hotel "Prague", which is jointly owned by the current regional council deputy Yuri Berezhnik and ex-mayor of Uzhgorod Sergei Ratushnyak, who, by the way, is going to run in this year's election to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The third hotel, "Duet +", belongs to the regional deputy Mikhail Popovich.
All three hotels are located in Uzhgorod (Zolotaya Gora - in Uzhgorod district). By the way, there are more than 200 hotels in Transcarpathian region. The leaflet also has ads of Uzhgorod Hotel "Europe" (owned by the family of a former law enforcement officer), but on the page with restaurants.
About 25,000 copies of these leaflets were published using budget money, and 2000 more leaflets were released with CDs. 15,000 hryvnia have been spent on this from the budget (about 12,000 guidebooks in German and English, 3000 - in Hungarian).
14 February 2018 21:52
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