Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council


U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., Tue, Feb 24, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd, Yonkers, New York, has been approved as a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC Executive Committee announced today, on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 100 companies and organizations. Dunwoodie Travel Bureau Ltd. has been in travel business over 40 years and specializes in Ukraine travel.

Lesia Kozicky, owner/head travel agent for Dunwoodie, has been with the business for over 20 years and has been providing excellent travel services to USUBC for the past two years.  Dunwoodie Travel Bureau was founded in the late 1960’s by her father-in-law, Walter Kozicky.

Walter Kozicky was born in Western Ukraine and like thousands of other Ukrainian refugees after the second world war, made his way to New York City with hope and a dream to start a new life. He learned about real estate and insurance business and ultimately the travel business. Mr. Kozicky still assists at the bureau part-time ever since taking on the position of President and CEO at the SUMA Yonkers Federal Credit Union (www.sumafcu.org) in Yonkers, NY, which he also helped found in 1964.

 SUMA is the transliterated acronym for their sponsoring organization - the Ukrainian-American Youth Association. The SUMA Federal Credit Union currently has five locations, two in Yonkers, NY, one in Spring Valley, NY; Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT.

Travel to Ukraine and its neighboring countries often requires special planning and attention to detail. Taking into consideration time and travel schedule connections that begin at the airlines, subsequent coordination is available  for hotel reservations, pick-up service from airports, river cruises (Dnipro River cruise), group and private English speaking tours of different cities, including religious and organization tours; railroad tickets, visa services to bordering countries. 

All employees are of Ukrainian heritage and speak Ukrainian, Russian and Polish as well as English. Many employees not only have travelled to Ukraine and other parts of Europe but also have lived there, and can provide their clients with valuable insight on various cultural aspects and social etiquette.

Dunwoodie Travel can assist you in planning your next vacation whether it be Ukraine, Europe,  the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, cruise, tour, honeymoon, family vacation, adventure travel or ski vacation.

Lesia Kozicky assumed ownership in the early 1990’s and upgraded the technical side of the business. Owner/Travel Agent Lesia Kozicky can be contacted at Dunwoodie@vacation.com, 914 969 4200 or 800 550 4334, Fax 914 969 2108. More information about the Dunwoodie Travel Bureau can be found at www.dunwoodietravel.com.

"USUBC is very pleased to have the Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd as a new member" said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group, www.SigmaBleyzer.com, who serves as President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). "We appreciate the professional travel services provided to USUBC by Lesia Kozicky these past two year."

"USUBC has increased its membership four times over the past 26 months and now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its members such as Dunwoodie's Travel Bureau with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to Iryna Teluk, USUBC Membership Director. 

The last group of new USUBC members have included:  3M Ukraine; ACGO Corporation; AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines; Aitken Berlin LLP/ASIA; AnaCom, Inc; Asters law firm; CEC Government Relations; ContourGlobal Ukraine; Defense Technology, Inc.; Doheny Global Group; Edelman; Foyil Securities; IBM Ukraine; KPMG Ukraine; Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF); Mars Ukraine; Microsoft; Pratt & Whitney - Paton; R & J Trading International; RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group); SE Raelin/Cajo , Inc.; SoftServe, Inc.; Solid Team LLC; The Washington Group (TWG); Ukraine International Airlines (UIA); Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm; Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche), Zurich Surety, Credit, & Political Risk and Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd.