About 5,000 people visited the eco-trails at Land of the Leopard in 2018. This is almost twice as many visitors as in 2017, when the park welcomed about 3,000 people. In addition to the growth of tourism in the past year, experts note that Land of the Leopard is ready to receive more visitors in the future — up to 7,000‒10,000 people a year.
The new Semivyorstka trail ‒ the longest and most challenging route in the park ‒ gained popularity with tourists in 2018. The park also focused on event tourism last year.
"The first Land of the Leopard: Crossroads of Cultures festival, which reveals the cultural and creative potential of our territory, was the main event of the year. It received a positive response, so we would like to make it an annual event," said Yulia Burkova, head of the environmental education department at Land of the Leopard.
In 2019, the main task in developing ecotourism is to upgrade the infrastructure of the existing trails at Land of the Leopard and create new ones.
So far, the park has three eco-trails ‒ Leopard's Lair, Leopard Trail and Semivyorstka.