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28 November 2022, 11:29

Belarus' health resorts experiencing post-pandemic bounce-back

MINSK, 28 November (BelTA) – Deputy Director of the National Center for Recuperation and Health Resort Treatment Aleksandr Tsai spoke about the performance of Belarusian health resorts and medical spas on the BelTA YouTube channel.

According to Aleksandr Tsai, it was a good year for Belarus' health resorts and medical spas. Belarusian health resorts performed better than last year across all indicators, and even better than in the pre-pandemic period across some indicators. “The average occupancy rate of sanatoriums in the summer was 85-90%, like in 2019 when the number of vacationers reached 1.389 million,” he stressed.

Aleksandr Tsai emphasized that revenue of health resorts also grew. “This year the total revenue of health resorts and medical spas is expected to make Br803 million. In 2019, the revenue was Br666 million,” the expert said.

According to him, since 2020 Belarusian sanatoriums have been focusing mainly on the domestic market. “We tried to promote all our health resorts and medical spas as much as possible. Today, sanatoriums are full-fledged health-improving complexes with highly qualified medical personnel, acceptable prices, a wide range of medical, diagnostic and additional services, with great food and location allowing to commune with nature. We highlighted all these opportunities. Programs for various periods of stay were developed,” Aleksandr Tsai said.

Sanatoriums offer a broad range of packages, from a weekend getaway to comprehensive treatment programs for 14, 18, 21 days and even longer for greater medical effectiveness. “The work that was done over two years has yielded great results. We can say that by the end of this year, for the first time, the number of people who will have purchased unsubsidized packages to medical spas and health resorts will exceed 600,000 people, namely about 622,000 vacationers. In 2019, their number was 595,000,” summed up Aleksandr Tsai.

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