On May 26, the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Oleh Nemchinov held a meeting titled "Ukrainian tourism amid quarantine: challenges and opportunities."
The meeting was attended by acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Svitlana Fomenko, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Natalia Forsiuk, Deputy Minister of Health - Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Liashko, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yehor Bozhok, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Serhii Honcharov, Head of the State Agency of Tourism Development Mariana Oleskiv, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cinema and Advertising of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy Pavlo Sushko and representatives of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
At first, the participants got acquainted with the state of tourism in Ukraine and the world, discussed the prospects for the development of international and domestic tourism, as well as the reform of the tourist industry.
"The development of internal tourism is strategically important for the Government, it should be a priority of the newly established agency. It is hard to predict when our citizens will be able to travel abroad safely, but they must clearly understand that on return they will be obliged to get on quarantine. This was the first step for the creation of an absolutely new model of the tourist industry. There is no doubt that our country must become a tourist Mecca for the European community, because the combination of mountains and seas, unsurpassed landscapes and healing springs is a unique phenomenon. In the future we will have a chance to talk about the development of classical tourism, as well as sports, business and healthcare tourism", said the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Oleh Nemchinov.
The meeting will result in the development of a roadmap for the relaunch of domestic tourism and the opening of Ukraine for the countries that are safe in terms of the epidemic situation for Ukrainians, the development of domestic transportation and domestic flights. A portal is also planned to be developed to display the recreational opportunities of the regions.
Picture 1. Expenses of foreign tourists in Ukraine (per 1 day of stay).
Picture 2. Tourism in Ukraine. Top markets.
Picture 3. Potential markets in post-COVID-19 period.