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06 March 2019, 10:34

Tourism in Belarus in 2018

Tourism in Belarus in 2018

Tourism in Belarus in 2018

As of late 2018, some 1,482 organizations provided tourism services in Belarus. They sold tours to over 2.224 million travelers in 2018.

There were 850,700 outbound visits in 2018. The Belarusians visited the CIS member states (20%), the EU (28%) and other countries 52%. The most popular destinations were Egypt, Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Spain, Poland, Greece, Georgia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Italy.

Belarus welcomed 365,500 visitors in 2018. Belarus' most valuable tourism source market was Russia (57%). Others included Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, China, Spain, Estonia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Israel. Their average period of stay in Belarus was 5 days.

In 2018 there were 65,200 domestic tourists traveling inside the country and 942,600 excursionists.

At the end of 2018 there were 2,054 rural tourism estates in Belarus. The number of tourists opting for this type of holidaymaking made up 422,300 with Belarusians accounting for 90% of them.

Sources: National Statistics Committee, Taxes and Duties Ministry of Belarus

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