The recent talk show "What Is Going On?" with Egor Khrustalev discussed what can be improved in the tourism industry of Belarus.
Sergei Milyukhin, photo journalist, traveler:
We have been discussing the same topic for many years - how to attract tourists... And for some reason we always push this problem to heads of travel agencies, medical centers, owners of agricultural farms.
In fact, successfully developing countries with well-developed inbound tourism simply have well-executed political technologies. This should be dealt with by professionals. And, if they are in place, these professionals (political technologists) then we won't need any "word of mouth". This will all be done automatically.
Only this way can Belarus expect a large influx of tourists.
The second question, if you want to be hospitable - cancel visas. As Namibia did. You fly there, you give the passport, they stamp it and don't require money. And they say: "You're welcome." If you want to take money, do it as other African countries did - just don't bother with these paper scraps. You just write some foolish reasons on this migratory sheet, pay 50 dollars and go to savannah.