On June 23, the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanishyna met with the Head of the State Agency for Tourism Development Mariana Oleskiv.
“There are many places in Ukraine that are attractive for both Ukrainian and European tourists. In the context of a coronavirus pandemic, more "homework" can be done in order to prepare Ukraine's tourism industry to receive domestic and foreign visitors. Including the necessary changes in tourism legislation to make domestic traveling more comfortable and safe. This is our priority, ”Olga Stefanishyna emphasized.
The Deputy Prime Minister added that the EU directives, which require special accessible arrangement of tourist facilities and related infrastructure, should be taken into account. For example, for people with disabilities.
“Currently, the issues of accessibility of tourist facilities for people with disabilities have not been systematically resolved. This should be taken into account when planning further work. There are many tourist gems in Ukraine that can be developed and at the same time fulfill our obligations under the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. For my part, I am ready to ensure constant coordination in this area, because the development of tourism in Ukraine is an unconditional priority, " said Olga Stefanishyna.