War in Ukraine deals final blow to dwindling Black Sea tourism destination

Ukraine used to have a booming tourism industry. It has a fascinating history, architecture, and culture and was generally cheaper and easier to visit than its neighbours Russia and Belarus.

In 2008, the country welcomed around 30 million visitors but following the beginning of the conflict with Russia in 2014 in the east of Ukraine, this number began to drop.

It’s estimated that just 3 million tourists visited the country in 2021. And with the ongoing war, this is only going to get worse in 2022.

Is the tourism industry in Ukraine on the verge of collapse?

Odesa, the third-largest city in Ukraine, was once a popular holiday destination on the country’s Black

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