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Vitebsk, Grodno regions leading in growth of tourism services

The Vitebsk and Grodno regions are in the lead in terms of the growth of tourism services, according to Belarus' Ministry of Sport and Tourism.

Guests from China, Turkey, Israel and India have started to come to Belarus more often.

During the first 9 months of 2016, the growth rate of exports of travel services to Ukraine and Russia exceeded the 2015 figures.

There are more foreign tourists who exercise their right to visa-free travel in the Bialowieza Forest and the Augustow Canal.

Special attention is given to the development of rural tourism, which is one of the most promising areas in the world. Those who come to Belarus increasingly choose rural recreation.

Vitebsk, Grodno regions leading in growth of tourism services