MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) – Minsk will host the international scientific conference "Development prospects for the modern tourism industry: World trends and regional contexts" on 28 September, director of the Belarusian National Tourism Agency Pavel Sapotko told a press conference in Minsk on 27 September, BelTA has learned.
"The conference will mark our professional holiday, the World Tourism Day, and the 20th anniversary of the National Tourism Agency. It will also sum up the results of the national contest of social advertising ‘Discover Belarus'. This contest has uncovered new names and interesting projects that popularize our country, including in tourism," Pavel Sapotko said.
According to him, Belarus has recently attracted much attention to the regions. "We raise the topics that are interesting but have been on the back burner for some time. The first theme is devoted to the places of memory, the second - to historical estates. Another very interesting theme is the intangible historical and cultural heritage: Belarusian cuisine, folklore, traditional rites, and crafts. The ethnographic aspect is also relevant. It can enrich the cultural and tourist potential of any region of Belarus,” Pavel Sapotko said.