MINSK, 22 February (BelTA) – The tourism industry expects direct flights between Minsk and Tallinn to resume, BelTA learned from Yelena Plis, Director of the tourism information center Minsk, during a 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's tourism potential was presented for the first time in Tallinn two weeks ago. The strong interest in the country and the city was noted. The lack of a direct flight is the only deterring factor. We hope that Belavia will promptly get involved and flights between Minsk and Tallinn will be resumed.”
The official noted that measures are being taken in Minsk to make the tourism infrastructure live up to modern standards. As many as 49 hotels for 10,500 guests are available. Conditions have been enabled for receiving business delegations and for hosting international conferences and forums. Sightseeing tours for budget-oriented travelers are available. Buses operating on routes No.1 and No.100 offer guided tour information in English, Russian, and Belarusian. Red double-deck buses Minsk City Tour offer audio guides in eight languages.
According to the source, the Minsk-based travel agencies, which are focused on exporting tourism services, are now actively involved in the development of sightseeing programs for English-speaking tourist groups. 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.More about Society