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World Travel Market 2015 interview – Mikhail Portnoy, Belarus


At the World Travel Market 2015 in London, the leading event for the global travel industry, euronews spoke to Mikhail Portnoy, Deputy Minister at the Belarus Ministry of Sports and Tourism, about how the still relatively unknown tourism destination Belarus tries to attract visitors.

Now the direction of developing tourism is the historical tourism. Belarus has always been at the crossroads and at the center of historical events – the First World War, the Second World War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the treaty signed in Viskuli in Belavezhskaya Pushcha. There are over 5000 objects such as castles and churches and so on. And four of them are part of the UNESCO heritage. There is a lot to see also related to the history of Europe.

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