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.
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.
In news cultural news from Belarus, the city of Mogilev will play host for the nationwide festival Asalodki-2012. This blend of confectionery business combined with vocal, dance and even circus. Confectioneries are scheduled to organize a fair downtown to treat locals and visitors.