MINSK, 22 February (BelTA) – Minsk-based travel agencies are working to increase the number of sightseeing tours for English-speaking tourists, BelTA learned from Yelena Plis, Director of the tourism information center Minsk, during the press conference held on 22 February to discuss the travel opportunities, which are now available thanks to the five-day rule for visa-free travels to Belarus.
Yelena Plis said: “Minsk travel agencies are now actively involved in the development of sightseeing programs for English-speaking tourists, including weekend tours.” Schedules for visiting castle complexes in the towns of Mir and Nesvizh and the museum of ancient folk crafts and technologies Dudutki till the end of the year have been compiled.
As far as Minsk is concerned, the Upper Town is supposed to become a major tourist attraction. Artisan products will be available there. Days of national cultures and musical evenings near the old city hall will be arranged in Minsk on weekends. More tourists are expected to show up in Zybitskaya Street in the evening where lots of restaurants and cafes are located.
Industrial tourism is expected to grow. Foreigners grow increasingly interested in it. Plans have been made to pay more attention to cooking tours, during which tourists will be able to sample Belarusian national cuisine in Minsk.More about Society