The interest of Russian people in health tourism in Vitebsk Oblast in the north of Belarus is increasing every year.
It can be explained by the vicinity of the Russian border, reasonable prices, high quality and efforts to promote the export of these services.
The example of such efforts is the three-day promo tour organized by Vitebsk-based company OOO RaidoTour jointly with the Sport and Tourism Department. The company does its best to promote the export of healthcare services of Vitebsk Oblast, Minsk Oblast and other regions. According to the company's director Violetta Grudskaya, at first the organizers and partners from Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod and Smolensk found out which Belarusian health resorts are the most popular with tourists from these regions and decided to study the potential of the resorts.
As part of the tour on 30-31 October Russian experts will visit the multi-purpose sanatorium Lesnoye, Lesnye Ozera, Lepel Military Sanatorium which offers such services as radon baths, Letsy which is one of the leading cardiology resorts, the sanatorium Naftan, the Krupenino recreation facility, etc. Chief physicians and directors of these facilities will hold master classes for the participants of the tour. Apart from that, specialists from Russia will visit facilities in Minsk Oblast and Grodno.
Such promo tours are the so-called training courses for managers who specialize in the recuperation services sector in the CIS countries. When customers choose certain cervices they want to get updated information from a reliable source. Apart from that, new sanatoriums and health resorts open in Belarus. Existing recuperation facilities make renovations and install new medical equipment.