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Visa-free travel expected to bring at least 15-20% more tourists to Minsk

Society 22.02.2017 | 16:02
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MINSK, 22 February (BelTA) – With the introduction of the five-day rule for visa-free travels to Belarus the number of tourists coming to Minsk is expected to increase by at least 15-20%. The statement was made by Yelena Plis, Director of the tourism information center Minsk, during the press conference held in BelTA's press center on 22 February to discuss the travel opportunities, which are now available thanks to the five-day rule for visa-free travels to Belarus.

“We expect the number of tourists to increase by at least 15-20%,” noted the official.

In addition to the conventional tours that travel agencies offer to foreigners today, new ideas are being developed in a bid to bring more tourists, introduce them to Belarus' traditions, national culture and customs. The implementation of new projects relating to agroecotourism and organic food industry is under consideration. In particular, plans have been made to demonstrate cranberry farming in Belarus and what is made out of cranberries. Similar ideas related to potato farming are on the table as well.

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