We continue our journey through Europe to discover what Christmas in Belarus is like this year.
Have you ever considered Belarus for a leaf-peeping destination? It’s probably the time to add this scenic country to your bucket list.
Beginning in April, visa-free travels between Belarus and China will be allowed for organized tourist groups. According to Vadim Karmazin, Director of the Tourism Department of the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry, a new protocol has been set up in between the two countries, to allow for mutual visa free travel.
A proposal for the Belarus travel industry to introduce a system of all-inclusive services is being discussed. According to the news, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism may collaborate with other agencies to promote and develop tourism events, marketing, and advertising.
Belarus and Slovenia have begun talks to establish a Minsk-Ljubljana air service. The topic, raised in the 4th session of the Belarusian-Slovenian intergovernmental commission on trade, economic and sci-tech cooperation, could mean a bilateral agreement soon.
Coming to Minsk October 24th thru October 28th, the XXI International Tousist Exhibition will the largest tourism expo in Belarus. Slated for the BelExpo National Exhibition Center, this year’s event will show off Belarus tourism as never before.
Beginning today, the 17th annual international tourism expo Leisure 2014 begins in Minsk, Belarus. Running at the BelExpo national exhibition hall, the event lasts until April 12th.
Coming to Mogilev, Belarus the “Kamennaya Skazka” (“Stone Fairy Tale”) reveals artists and architects from six countries to a themed event beginning May 3o. World. Beauty. Harmony. This year’s event will also feature representatives from Mogilev’s twin cities of Yekaterinburg and Syktyvkar.
While not the most notorious form of vacationing on Earth, farm tourism is an ever increasingly popular traveler activity in Belarus. According to a study released by the government there, this form of tourism is actually going quite viral. Svetlana Shevchenko, Deputy Head of the Central Office for Natural Persons Taxation of the Belarusian Tax Ministry there told a recent conference that farm tourism has actually increased by a factor or 15 in the last five years.
Travelers to Belarus are always in for huge surprises but none more dramatic than tasting the local vodka. That’s right, the country is not only famous for Olga Korbut and cosmonauts, the vodka here is extraordinary.
Belarusian national airlines Belavia has announced they will increase the number of flights in between Minsk and Kyiv from 7 to 10 flights per beginning March 31.
Tourist chiefs in Russia and Belarus are hoping to exploit some of the more mystical aspects of the region’s history in a bid to encourage more people to visit, creating a new project called “The Fairytale Map of Russia and Belarus”.