Ukraine and Moldova are cooperating to increase bilateral tourist flows and overcome the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the tourism sector.
Head of the Ukrainian Hospitality Industry Association Oleksandr Liyev said this during a press conference entitled "Presentation of Moldovan Tourism Products in Kyiv" held at Ukrinform on Tuesday, September 7.
“We decided to influence the increase in bilateral tourist flow - from Moldova to Ukraine and from Ukraine to Moldova. In particular, a year ago, the Hospitality Industry Association, at the initiative of the USAID EDGE project, which deals with Eastern Europe, began to cooperate with the National Inbound Tourism Association of Moldova (ANTRIM),” Liyev said.
He added that despite the fact that cooperation is now a public initiative, it is supported by the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine and the State Investment Agency of Moldova.
According to the Ukrainian Hospitality Industry Association, in April, with the support of the USAID EDGE project, they conducted online trainings for Moldovan tour operators on creating attractive tourism products for the Ukrainian market. Also in April, UIA resumed regular flights between Chisinau and Kyiv.