The event of study tour for the Delegation of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO, the Great Britain) was successfully held by National tourism agency (The Republic of Belarus) in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British Embassy in Belarus (Minsk) (March 13-17 2019).

The wishes of our Britain colleagues were taken into consideration while developing the Tour.

The main interest was attracted to The 2nd European Games (June 21-30 2019, Minsk) attracted the main interest of the Delegation. For studying the sport infrastructure on such Games facilities as: multifunctional sport and cultural complex “Minsk Arena”, the Dynamo Stadium, Speed Skating Stadium excursions were organized.

There was a meeting with the Foundation "Directorate of the 2nd European Games 2019" and the official tour operator of the Games “CENTREKURORT” on the base of the Dynamo Stadium’s press-center.






The Delegation visited the Mir Castle Complex, the National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve “Niasvizh”, the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, OJSC “BELAZ” - Management Company of Holding “BELAZ-HOLDING”, farmstead. 



Sightseeing tour of Minsk



The Mir Castle Complex



The National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve “Niasvizh”



OJSC “BELAZ” - Management Company of Holding “BELAZ-HOLDING”



OJSC “BELAZ” - Management Company of Holding “BELAZ-HOLDING”



The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus



Farmstead "Hanka", master class



There was a meeting between the Delegation and the representatives of Belarusian tour operators on the end of the tour.
The opportunities, perspectives and cooperation in tourism were discussed during the meeting. The British experts made the presentation of the AITO, shared the experience in promotion of tourists destinations.  



State Institution "National tourism agency" (Belarus, Minsk) thanks for the help and assistance in the organization of a study tour the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Embassy in Belarus (Minsk), the Mir Castle Complex, the National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve “Niasvizh”, the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, OJSC “BELAZ” - Management Company of Holding “BELAZ-HOLDING”, sport and cultural complex “Minsk Arena”, the Dynamo Stadium, the Foundation "Directorate of the 2nd European Games 2019", the official tour operator of the Games “CENTREKURORT”, Belarusian farmsteads and all who helped us with this great event!  

NOTES.

The AITO’s presentation is available on the link

About AITO: The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) is an umbrella organisation that represents 122 of Britain's best independent tour operators.

Our members specialise in destinations or types of holiday about which they are particularly passionate, meaning they are uniquely placed to provide personalised advice based on first-hand experience.  All AITO members are required to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction by concentrating on three main pillars: Choice, Quality and Service – as enshrined in our Quality Charter. We feel it’s thanks to these three qualities that AITO companies consistently dominate consumer-voted travel awards every year. Every company admitted to AITO is financially assessed and bound by AITOs own code of business practice which demands clear and accurate descriptions of holidays and the use of customer questionnaires for monitoring standards. Our members are also encouraged to participate in raising awareness among staff, customers and suppliers of the importance of sustainable tourism.