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2nd European Games Minsk 2019 guests promised sightseeing app

Society 17.04.2019 | 19:50
Igor Petrishenko
Igor Petrishenko

MINSK, 17 April (BelTA) – Minsk's tourism infrastructure should be ready to properly welcome guests of the 2nd European Games. A software product is being developed in anticipation of the sport event to showcase places of interest in Minsk and the country as a whole, BelTA learned from Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Petrishenko during an out session of the interagency expert evaluation and coordination council for tourism under the Council of Ministers on 17 April.

According to Igor Petrishenko, the mobile app will allow fans and tourists to plan their sightseeing trips. The mobile app will allow foreigners to see what is worth visiting not only in Minsk and the outskirts but also the rest of the country, the official noted.

The mobile app will feature historical places, theaters, museums and events they host, other tourism infrastructure places. The app will also offer information about performances of music bands and information about transportation.

Participants of the session visited tourism sites in Minsk's Upper City and were made familiar with the system designed to offer directions to visitors. “We should properly prepare the city for welcoming the guests so that they would want to come again with friends and families,” Igor Petrishenko said.

Igor Petrishenko also noted that subgroups are being created as part of the interagency expert evaluation and coordination council for tourism to take care of specific kinds of tourism (medical tourism, industrial tourism, ecological tourism, gastronomic tourism, and other types). The subgroups are supposed to work together with the Sports and Tourism Ministry to work out ways to develop each kind of tourism. “We have something to show to our guests,” Igor Petrishenko added.

Participants of the session also discussed conceptual approaches to amending the law on tourism.

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