The ongoing war is not stopping Ukraine from building a tourism base for foreign tourists. The country would benefit from the tourism dollars.

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According to the chairperson of the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine, the war with Russia has decimated tourism in the country, but she is optimistic that the country will win back all of its territories.

Oleskiv, who will be speaking at the Skift Global Forum in New York City this month, said that people are starting to come back to Ukrainian cities even as war continues.

Oleskiv said that the Carpathian Mountains and some natural attractions pose low risk against Russian attacks.

According to the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine, tax revenues from the tourism industry decreased in the first half of the year.

Foreign tourists are not encouraged to visitUkraine until the war is over. It is not safe for tourists to visit the country right now due to misslies being fired.

International tourists came to Ukraine in 2019.

VisitUkraine launched guided day tours to the country last month, claiming to offer travelers a glimpse of how the country is living.

The company says it is about following the footsteps of defenders, seeing how cities are recovering from the horrors, and looking into the eyes of people who will never be the same as before.

The country doesn't want to receive foreign tourists in the near future. Oleskiv said that they would invite you to visit if you didn't have an urgent reason to visit.

Mariana Oleskiv, chairperson at the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine.

Oleskiv said, "You can't invoke your privilege to visit the free world while your country refuses to identify the democratic identity of another country."

The sanctions send a message to Russians, according to Oleskiv. They need to know that the actions of their country can't be justified and citizens need to make their government stop fighting.

She said that we support the European Union's move to restrict entry to Russian citizens.

The European Union suspended the visa agreement with Moscow last week, making it harder for Russians to travel to the bloc.

The bloc was divided on the demand for a European Union-wide visa ban.

More than one million Russians have legally entered the European Union through land border crossing points since the start of the war in Ukraine, according to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

Russia and Ukraine make up 3 percent of global spending on international tourism. Russians spent $36 billion on travel outside of Russia while Ukrainians spent $8.5 billion.

Oleskiv said he wanted to appeal to the global travel industry to stop all travel to and from Russia and cut off any cooperation with the country that was fighting in the Ukraine.

Russia has occupied the peninsula after annexing it. The peninsula was once a popular summer retreat for tourists, but is now being used as a fightfront by the Ukrainians.

Oleskiv was optimistic that he could turn the peninsula into a world-class tourism destination.