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Tourism industry professionals from Hungary, Ukraine seek to strengthen cooperation

Tourism industry professionals from Hungary and Ukraine met for talks on cross-border cooperation at a conference in the Ukrainian city of Uzghorod.

József Tarpai of the Ukrainian-Hungarian Regional Development Office, which organized the conference, told MTI a program is underway in Zakarpattia Oblast and Hungary's Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county that aims to boost destination tourism in the region.

Oleksandr Marchenko, who is in charge of tourism for the Zakarpattia Oblast, acknowledged the importance of cooperation between the two countries in raising the profile of village tourism in Ukraine in a presentation at the conference.