MINSK, 28 April (BelTA) - A large-scale tourism forum "Heritage of Belarus" will give an impetus to mass and active tourism in Belarus, Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions Mikhail Orda said during a ceremony to launch the forum at the Palace of Culture of Trade Unions, BelTA has learned.
"We expect that the Heritage of Belarus tourism forum will give an impetus to more mass and active tourism, travels, and excursions. This year we expect about 1 million people to travel around interesting historical places of Belarus," said Mikhail Orda.
The tourism forum "Heritage of Belarus" is held for the first time. The forum is showcasing the excursion and tourist capabilities of all regions of Belarus. "The main task of our event is to encourage as many people as possible to travel together with their families around the country, learn new things about it, get charged with positive energy, relax, get to know each other, and meet new people. Today we are presenting more than a hundred routes and projects. All of them highlight our interesting historical, cultural and spiritual places. In addition, we have many places for factory tourism. Here we show our people and guests the unique production capacities of our state,” Mikhail Orda noted.
As for traveling around the native country, absolutely all types of tourism are presented during the forum. So, hundreds of tourism routes both military-patriotic and historical ones in all regions are on display at the forum.
Belarus' Sport and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk, who took part in the opening ceremony, noted that the exhibition is designed to shine light on inbound tourism. “We are successfully developing agro-ecotourism. Today we have more than 3,000 agro-eco farms. If it were not for the pandemic, we would have held an international forum last year. We are one of the leaders in this type of tourism in the world and in Europe. Besides, we have factory tourism, cultural tourism, ecological tourism and many other well-developed forms. Belarus is a beautiful country, with beautiful nature, kind, responsive, hospitable people, so the area of activity is huge" the minister stressed.
The exhibition is dedicated to the Year of Historical Memory and will last three days.