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Export of tourism services of Minsk hotels this year already amounted to $ 49 million

Export of tourism services of Minsk hotels this year already amounted to $ 49 million

Capital hotels in 2019 are in greater demand than in 2018. Their load increased by almost 6%, and the export of tourism services for January-August is about $ 49 million, Deputy Head of the Main Department of the Consumer Market of the Minsk City Executive Committee Yuriy Natychko told reporters today, BelTA has learned.

"The most important direction in assessing the activities of hotels is the export of tourism services. In January-August, the export of tourism services of capital hotels amounted to almost $ 49 million, with a growth rate of 118%," said Yuriy Natychko. He also noted that during the II European Games almost all hotels in the city were involved. Only official accommodation covered about 3 thousand rooms in 25 hotels of the capital. The average load during the multisports forum was 74%, peak load - more than 85%.

The hotel fund of Minsk has 54 hotels and seven hostels. The capacity of the number of rooms is 6.2 thousand rooms with a one-time capacity of more than 11 thousand places. The average occupancy of Minsk hotels in January-August amounted to about 55%. Compared with the same period in 2018, this indicator increased by almost 6%. Moreover, communal hotels are in great demand - their load is about 58%.

This year, two hotels (for 161 rooms with a one-time capacity of 343 beds) and three hostels (for 37 rooms with a one-time capacity of about 180 beds) were opened in Minsk.

The bulk of visitors to Minsk hotels are foreign citizens (more than 70%).

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