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18 April 2024, 14:32

Petrishenko: Belarus continuously improves tourism infrastructure 

MINSK, 18 April (BelTA) - Belarus is continuously improving the quality of tourist services to encourage tourists to come back with their families and friends, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said at an opening ceremony  for the international fair of tourism services Leisure 2024 in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

"We are actively developing domestic tourism, and Belarusians are getting to know their country more. Since the beginning of this year, we have dedicated every month to a new type of tourism: educational tourism in January, health and medical - February, industrial - March, and business - April. We are actively promoting all types of tourism," Igor Petrishenko said. 

In the year of the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders, patriotic tourism comes into the spotlight. "Belarusians always honor the feat of their ancestors who defended the peace and independence of the country," the deputy prime minister said.

Belarus is very interested in attracting more tourists. "It is important that they see how our country lives. From year to year, we improve the quality of tourist services to encourage guests to visit Belarus again," Igor Petrishenko emphasized. “Every region of our country has its own thing and a so-called golden ring. All this will be demonstrated during the three-day exhibition."

The deputy prime minister expressed hope that the participants of the exhibition will hold useful talks, sign cooperation agreements. "We are opening new flights, in particular with Russia. High-speed railway service is in the pipeline. A good road infrastructure is in place," Igor Petrishenko said.

The exhibition is running at Minsk Arena from 18 to 20 April. This is the largest tourism exhibition in Belarus. It serves as an international business platform for countries, regions and travel companies from all over the world that present products and services on the Belarusian market.

Participants and visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to meet with representatives of world tourism associations, industry regulators, find new customers and partners, and attend the unique business events to learn more about industry trends.

This year, the exhibition features more than 300 exhibitors. Among the participating countries are Belarus, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Cuba, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. For the first time, all 118 districts of Belarus are featured at the exhibition. Russia is represented by 27 regions.

The organizers of the exhibition are the state enterprise BelExpo, the Sport and Tourism Ministry, the National Agency for Tourism. The general partner of the exhibition is Nizhny Novgorod Oblast of the Russian Federation.
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