On April 7, a common Belarusian-Latvian tourist region "Bella Dvina" was presented to the public at the 13th spring tourist fair "LEISURE-2010". The region is being promoted within the EU project "Bella Dvina - Crossing the border, discovering the culture, enjoying the nature of the Western Dvina / Daugava river". It is for the first time that Bella Dvina, combining Vitebsk region in Belarus and Latgale region in Latvia, is exhibited in Belarus. In February 2010, the region took part in the tourist fair "BALTTOUR 2010" in Riga where it was awarded with a diploma for the most friendly exhibition stand.
Bella Dvina experts are presenting the common region in the most exciting way. Visitors of the fair are welcome to take colourful materials, such as brochures, tourist guides and leaflets with description of five new cross-border routes. Within two days, Belarusian and Latvian experts have distributed more than three thousand information materials about the common region. Guests from Polotsk are also glad to suprise visitors of the fair with craftwork of the shop "Gorad majstrou" (Art City) and an opportunity to try Polotsk beer, kvas, crusty bread and gingerbread at the stand "Polatskiya Prysmaki".
Bella Dvina project is implemented within the EU programme “Baltic Sea Region” INTERREG IIIB – Neighbourhood Programme INTERREG IIIA – Priority “South”. The programme aims to support cross-border cooperation between the border regions of Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania. Overall objective of the project is to contribute to development of tourism in the border regions of Belarus and Latvia through creation of a common cross-border tourist space along the Western Dvina / Daugava.
Contact: Marina Borisova (PR-manager of the Bella Dvina project): firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. +375 29 873 35 82.