Brest in the near future may become visa-free for foreign tourists. Convenient border regime has been in force in the Bialowieza Forest for one and a half years already. And, most importantly, it fully justifies itself.
During 2016 the picturesque Belarusian reserve was visited by more than seven thousand visa-free visitors.
Michal, tourist (Poland):
My first impressions is that you have beautiful roads. Wide, smooth. At least those we used The Belarusian consulate served at the highest level.
One of the most authoritative European websites included Brest in the top most convenient cities for traveling with children.
Yet, the tourism the potential of the south-west of Belarus is not fully used. The balance of tourism services is positive, but there are still reserves for growth.
Sergei Zhukov, Deputy Chairman of the Brest City Executive Committee:
To date, our hotels are far from 100% occupied. And we hope that we can increase the flow of tourists to the city of Brest.
In the next two years, Brest rowing channel will play host to the Baltic Games and the European Rowing Championships. It is expected that the competitions will help the city's purse.
Pavel Denisyuk, Director of the Brest Regional Centre of Olympic Reserve, rowing:
We are working in this direction, in order to attract more tourists here from abroad, which could have a rest here. And for those who are engaged in rowing we provide our base. We even had tourists from Malaysia.
This beautiful palace in the near future may host the junior European Championships in water polo. Thus the city's attractiveness in the tourism sector will enhance further.