Join Travel to Ukraine at NYT Travel Show

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The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) will be hosting a Travel to Ukraine booth at the New York Times Travel Show, January 24-26, 2020.  Booth participants include Vacanture Ukraine, Odesa Culture and Tourism, the Agency of Regional Development of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, the Lviv Tourism Development Center and Ukraine International Airlines. This year’s New York Times Travel Show […]

Tourism Development – A New Priority for Ukraine

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Next year, the Ukrainian government plans to spend 240 million hryvnias [about $10 million] on developing Ukraine’s tourism potential, a more than ten-fold increase from current spending levels.  Leading the effort will be a new tourism development agency. Additionally, the national budget includes 500 million hryvnias ($21 million) for a youth mobility program – a […]

Zelenskyy Moves to Boost Tourism and Travel to Ukraine

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During his appearance at the Yalta European Strategy conference in the Ukrainian capital last month, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy encouraged foreign investment in a number of projects relating to tourism in Ukraine.   He highlighted development opportunities like Khortytsia Island (a legendary kozak history site), ski resorts in the Carpathian Mountains, a giant amusement park for visitors […]

If You Love Lviv, You’re Not Alone!

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With direct flights to Lviv now available from 41 foreign cities and with over a million international travelers passing through its airport annually, the unofficial capital of western Ukraine is truly living up to its motto of being “Open to the World.”  First-time visitors to Lviv are discovering what long-time fans have known for years–that […]

Fun New Ways to See Old Town Lviv

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Editor’s Note: Anyone traveling to Lviv is encouraged to participate in a guided tour of the city to get a unique insider’s view of the local history, legends, culture and cuisine. We asked one of Lviv’s best guides, Ihor Lylo of Kumpel Tour, to describe a few of his company’s excursions and share his insights […]