Number of Belarusian tourists in Ukraine tripled since 2016

National Statistical Committee has revealed the number of Belarusians who spent their holidays in the neighboring countries in 2016.

It turned out that in 2016 43,481 tourists from Belarus took an organized trip to Ukraine — nearly three times more than in 2015. At the same time, last year 57,925 Belarusians spent their holidays in Russia (89,453 in 2015).

In total, last year 467,602 tourists from Belarus took holidays abroad — less than the year before (738,671).

A few days ago reported on the Belarusians relaxing in the “Russian” Crimea. Read our story on what attracts our compatriots to the peninsula annexed by Russia.