The life of Kyiv-based mostly tour operators Julia Kulyk and Aleksandr Skrypka, and their daughter, Polina, had been turned upside-down when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Journey Weekly has chronicled pieces of their journey – their options to go away and then Julia and Polina’s harmless arrival in the Netherlands.
Julia has due to the fact gotten a work with the U.S.-based OTA Kimkim, vetting inbound tour operators in Southeast Asia for achievable inclusion on the company’s platform. When it brought its workers to the U.S. for a conference previous month, Vacation Weekly editor in chief Arnie Weissmann fulfilled with Julia in Los Angeles to get an update on her condition.
She stated that Aleksandr, who is unable to lawfully depart Ukraine because all males less than age 60 ought to continue being in the place, is continue to in Kiev, working with buddies to raise dollars and supply foods and other sources to aged citizens in little cities nearby. Polina is enrolled in a university in the Netherlands.
The scenario is tricky: At Easter, Julia and Polina ended up equipped to reunite for a weekend in Lviv, but the spouse and children misses 1 a different terribly, and Julia and Polina are very homesick.
Julia and Polina are acquiring by, but Julia would like to just take on extra do the job on evenings and weekends. “If there is an individual in the U.S. travel sector who could use some freelance help with vacation marketing, especially social media, I can aid. Be sure to have them achieve out to me at my previous company’s e mail address: [email protected],” she instructed Weissmann.