On April 3-6 National exhibition center BelEXPO in Minsk hosted 22 international fair for tourism “Leisure –2019”. Representatives of tourism industry from 15 countries participated in annual Belarusian celebration of recreation, travel and new impressions.
Sergey Kovalchuk, Belarusian Minister of Sports and Tourism, officially opens the fair for tourism “Leisure – 2019”
On the first day, April 3rd, the fair was officially opened by the Minister of Sports and Tourism of Republic of Belarus Sergey Kovalchuk. Many Belarusian and foreign officials visited the fair in order to personally learn about a wide variety of services and activities presented by the participants. The event was also heavily covered by Belarusian mass media.
Sergey Kovalchuk, Minister of Sports and Tourism, and Michail Portnoy, Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism, at the stand of Viciebsk region.
The fair has proven once again that tourism is one of those few phenomena that are capable to captivate in the similar manner the attention of people of different ages, hobbies and occupations. “Leisure – 2019” was visited alone, in groups and with families, by youth and elderly, adults and children alike.
This expo coundn’t have been imagined without the II European Games, the main sporting event of this year in Belarus. For example, the stand of National Tourism Agency, that also joined all the regions of Belarus, was designed in accordance with the style of the upcoming competitions. The fair was also brightened by the mascot of the Games, Lesik the baby fox. He didn’t miss any chance to socialize with the guests of the fair and make their day a little bit more colourful.
After getting acquainted with the rich touristic potential of Belarus at the main stand of the “Leisure – 2019” and working very hard to figure out the best options for directions and tour operators for the closest vacations, the guests of the exhibition could visit presentations of domestic and foreign tourist products, discuss the trends and prospects of the industry at the seminars and round tables, taste the produce of the local productions or participate in numerous games and lotteries which promised different prizes – from delicacies of national cuisines to entire tours.
Presentation of the regional history information source “Planet Belarus”
Treats of Belarusian farmsteads
The fair was concluded on Saturday, April 6. National Tourism Agency, along with the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of Republic of Belarus, were rewarded for their input, partnership and cooperation in development of the fair.