Who we are
Zagorye was founded by Ihor and Oksana Korolenko in 1991, which makes it roughly the same age as Ukraine’s travel market that emerged when our country gained independence in the same year. First three years of market reconnaissance were turbulent, challenging and yet full of opportunities. So in 1994 Zagorye has taken grip as one of Ukraine’s first tour operators, acquiring its own license and joining the ranks of IATA certified agents.
Since that time, much has added to the expertise of a local travel office. We became first to discover Maldives and Seychelles by organizing chartered flights to these destinations. Inaugurated a launch of Ukraine’s own BSP system by issuing its first ticket. We’ve grown bigger and perhaps better, as we hope our travelers would confirm. Finally, we’ve settled in our very own large office in our capital’s centre. And we stay hungry for development. Below there is a concise list of our achievements since our first day in business. And we take pride in each and every one of them. However, being as valued as they are, these achievements wouldn’t be possible without sheer enthusiasm and devotion of Zagorye’s philosophy and personnel that shares it’s ideals.
«1991» The travel agency Zagorye was founded by Igor and Oksana Korolenko on December 30, 1991.
«1995» In 1995 we organized the first Ukrainian charter flight to The Seychelles.
«1997» In 1997 Zagorye recognized as the best agency for selling AIR FRANCE tickets.
«2000» In 2000 the company entered the Golden Club Amadeus (top ten Ukrainian airline agencies).
«2001» Since 2001 Zagorye is a IATA accredited agent, official agent of the GTA hotel reservation system.
«2002» Since 2002 the Zagorye is appointed as agent of EMIRATES for sales tickets in Ukraine. After that we organized a charter flight to The Maldives (in 2002) also for the first time in Ukraine.
«2004» We opened a new superbly equipped office in the center of Kyiv in 2004.
«2005» In 2005 Zagorye became the first agency in the territory of former Soviet Union, which was included in the national system of IATA BSP (Ukraine).
«2006» In 2006 we received award BEST TRAVEL AGENCY 2005 (KYIVPOST READERS AWARDS) and «The Best VIP-Company» (Ukrainian Travel Awards). Zagorye has been receiving winning marks from Ukrainian colleagues from 2006 to the present time.
«2008» In 2008 the Aeroclub is affiliated company of Zagorye. They represented SINGAPORE AIRLINES from 2008 to 2012.
«2008» Aeroclub is general sales agent of Fly Dubai airline and authorized partner of Immigration Service of Dubai Emirate (UAE) since 2011.
«2010» We receive award Master of VIP-Service (Ukrainian Travel Awards) in 2010.
«2011» In 2011 the travel agency Zagorye celebrated its 20th anniversary.
«2011» In 2011 our subsidiary company Zagorye Golf organized the first annual national qualifying golf tournaments to World Cup.
«2011» 2011 year has been marked by participation in special partner programs of famous hotel chains Four Seasons Hotels and Resort and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
«2012» In 2012 we received honorary mention from UEFA for assistance in organization of EURO 2012. In the same year Zagorye became the best Sales Agent of Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD.
«2013» In 2013 Forte Village Resort named Zagorye as The Best Seller 2013.
«2013» Finally in 2013 the company became a Key partner of Kerzner International (hotel chains One&Only and Atlantis).
«2014» In 2014 the hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts acknowledged Zagorye as the Key strategic partner.
«2015» In 2015 Zagorye became the Traveller Made® Member Agency – network community of the best players in the luxury industry. Traveller Made® is a network of luxury travel designers dedicated to providing unique and exclusive bespoke journeys to travellers looking for different and original experiences, requiring skilled and knowledgeable advisors who are committed to fully servicing their clients.
«2015» And 2015 year began with receiving an appreciation for successful cooperation, support and effective sales from Turkish Airlines.
«2015» In 2015 Zagorye became a member of closed partnership club PenClub, which is open for membership by company invitation only. Membership in the PenClub gives us and our clients an impressive list of preferences and special conditions for accommodation in this hotel chain.
«2015» Also in 2015 and 2016 Zagorye became a tourist partner of Alfa Jazz Fest festival – one of the most exciting annual music events in the country, carried out in Lviv.
«2016» In 2016 the travel agency Zagorye celebrated its 25th anniversary.
«2018» Since 2018 Zagorye is a member of the exclusive Belmond Bellini Club, which unites elite travel agencies from all over the world.
«2018» Membership in the European Business Association.
«2021» In 2021 the travel agency Zagorye will celebrate its 30th anniversary.