Minsk to attract 15 to 20% more tourists thanks to its visa-free policy

Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

MinskThe number of tourists visiting Minsk, the capital city of Belarus is expected to get a boost by nearly 15 to 20% following the introduction of visa-free travels to Belarus for five days, as per a statement made by Yelena Plis, the Director of the tourism information center Minsk.


This discussion was held at the press conference that was conducted in the press center of BelTA on 22nd February.


The press conference had been held to discuss the travel opportunities to this part of the world that are currently available on account of the five-day visa-free travels to Belarus.


The official noted that the increase in the number of travellers to this area following the visa-free travel regulations was about 15% to 20%. Alongside the existing tours that are offered by travel agencies to usher in more foreign tourists to this region, fresh ideas are being devised with an aim to lure in more tourists.


The implementation of brand new projects associated to organic food industry and agro-ecotourism is being considered currently.


Also, plans are under process to display the cranberry farming in Belarus and what are the products being made from cranberries. Similar ideas related to potato farming are being planned as well.


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