More than 600 members mostly women are welcoming tourists
Rural Belarus is opening to tourists. In the Country of Belarus, the idea of rural tourism development has always been around. Now, it has become a reality with: a chain of farm stays, six tours and many holidays ideas, education and training, public assemblies and participation, food related events (see Alla's pies in the pdf below!)
If you want to travel to Belarus, you can choose among many country destinations, most of them managed by women. And in fact, this is the lovely PDF they sent us: BELARUS FARMSTAY. Valeria Klitsounova, the Chairman of the Board of “Country Escape” Association, was also the frist one to activate her neighbours and villages, with the dream of getting people to know her beloved culture and nature. She just came back from the States, where she started a cooperation with the American B+B.
Belarusian Association “Country Escape” is sustained by EU founds, is a member of European center for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism (ECEAT) and The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and signed an agreement with Lithuanian Association of Rural Tourism.
They designed an Educational program “Laboratory of Rural Tourism”, for rural tourism providers with using of the best local experience and international methods. It includes 3 levels: basic, advanced and special courses.
They designed the web-sites: www.ruralbelarus.by, www.greenways.by , www.greenbelarus.com . All worth having a look!