Lukashenka’s purse will do tourism business in Belarus
8:20, — Society
Moshenski intends to develop an alternative branch of his business – tourism service.
The owner of the ‘Santa Impeks Brest’, ‘Santa-Bremor’ and ‘Savushkin product’ companies intends to continue working in the area of tourism. This direction is third in his business after the production of foodstuff and grocery retail, Ezhednevnik reports.
From the start of this year a touristic complex ‘Chalet GreenWood’ has started working near Brest on the shore of the famous White lake. It includes an Italian restaurant, a hotel and a sauna. By the start of the swimming season a beach will start functioning, in due course the SPA-services will be added.
We would point out that there are many recreation facilities in the lake’s area, but the ‘Chalet GreenWood’ is the first of the luxury class.
At a meeting on entrepreneurship development, which took place in Brest chaired by Piotr Prakapovich, Aliaksandr Moshenski suggested that other entrepreneurs took his role model and developed tourism services, and to the state he suggested to create conditions for such development.
“Together with the IT-industry this direction has received a new push in development in Minsk, include due to the preparations for the Ice Hockey World Championship, - the businessman pointed out. – With a correct state’s approach towards tourism services it may become a serious industry in the regions and a large job creator and taxpayer”.
Belarus is becoming increasingly popular with Russian tourists: this includes medical, gambling, exploring and, in possible perspective, shopping tourism. “Today Belarus means the same to Russia as the Baltic States did to the Soviet Union at some point. The Eurasian Economic integration will contribute to that”, - Aliaksandr Moshenski believes.
As to Brest region, in the businessman’s opinion, it has good prospects for developing tourism due to its next to border location and good ecology. Even more so that tourist attractions are located there.
The Brest fortress has long been a historic tourism target and a place of pilgrimage for Russians, who are interested in fortifications. Apart from the fortress, guests are attracted to Brest region by the Byelavyezhskaya Pushcha and the ‘Palessie’ biosphere reserve.
Aliaksandr Moshenski was repeatedly predicted to get into the EU’s black list. The Brussels media outlet Euobserver named the Brest businessman among those, who might soon go under sanctions, because Moshenski “played an important role in Lukashenka’s 2010 presidential campaign and became the third most influential oligarch after Uladzimir Piefcijeu and Jury Chyzh”.