Tourism in time of war: the UN proposed to revive Ukraine's tourism industry
The WTO of the United Nations has proposed reviving inbound tourism in Ukraine. Find out more about what they plan to start with
The World Tourism Organization (WTO) has launched an initiative to create a special working group aimed at supporting the tourism industry and the Ukrainian economy.
Here's what it means and how the structure will work.
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WTO plans to develop tourism in Ukraine during the war: what is known
The organization's Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, announced the initiative during his speech at the 25th session of the WTO General Assembly, which took place in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
This information was provided by the press service of the State Agency for Tourism Development (DART).
Zurab Pololikashvili noted that this idea involves combining the efforts of all participants in the tourism industry to resume receiving foreign tourists in Ukraine.
"I am confident that the support of all WTO member states will be very useful and will be a great start to the revival of tourism in Ukraine. We can start by organizing various events in relatively safe parts of the country or near the borders with neighboring countries," the WTO Secretary-General emphasized.
As it is known, on June 1, 2023, Ukraine received the right to chair the 68th meeting of the UN WTO European Commission, which indicates the recognition of its role in the tourism sector.
At the 69th session of the UN WTO European Commission, Ukraine, which leads the European sector, presented its tourism development program for 2024-2025.
Head of the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine (DART), Mariana Oleskiv, who led the Ukrainian delegation, expressed the country's readiness to integrate into the European tourism community and invited representatives of the civilized world to plan together to revive tourism in Ukraine.
"The election of Ukraine as a permanent member demonstrates the recognition of our strength in this area and opens up new opportunities for cooperation and exchange of experience with other European and global countries. We will work to create a favorable business environment for the development of the tourism industry, promote investment and facilitate partnerships with international companies," she said.
Oleskiv also added that Ukraine has great potential to become an attractive tourist destination for people from all over the world.
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