There is a unique nature in Belarus. The oldest forest in Europe is situated in Belarus (the National Park of Belavezhskaya Puscha). 60 % of the Aquatic-worbler population (Acrocephalus-paludicola) is in Belarus more info
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|| Public council on rural tourim in Grodno region has improved its status
This time country homestays open their doors to hundreds of tourists, showed their houses, described the services offered, attractions around their B&Bs and of course offered something special to taste. The action involved local tourism administration, craftsmen, folklore groups. more info
The term ‘quest’ is now familiar to homestay owners
In the beginning of May Vidomlya rural settlement hosted an unusual training . The participants got acquainted with an innovative and quiet popular tourist product – questing. Quests are a sort of educational and informative getting one's bearings. After theoretical introduction training participants implemented their knowledge on practical experience: while walking around Vidomlya they defined the key points for a quest, tips and hints, directions. One can say that at the end of the day Vidomlya dwellers already had the first version of quest. more info
Public council on rural tourim in Grodno region has improved its status
On the 5th of February in Grodno there was held a meeting of new members of the Public council on rural tourism development. Now Public council includes 18 people and it will work under the Grodno executive committee. The representatives of the sports and tourism department of the executive committee are involved in the council. Hopefully partnership with authorities will contribute to the work of public council. Natallia Barkova, the lecturer of the Grodno university, was elected as the head of the council. During the meeting the annual plan of the council's work, the results of the best farmstead contest and cooperation with Belarusian association "Country escape" and Johannes Rau international educational centre were discussed.