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30 Nov 2018

Belarus promo video wins award at Global Travel Video Competition in Shanghai

Belarus promo video wins award at Global Travel Video Competition in Shanghai
Mikhail Portnoy and Kirill Rudy. Photo courtesy of the Sport and Tourism Ministry

MINSK, 30 November (BelTA) – The promo video “Belarus. Above Expectations” was recognized the best in the nomination "The most beautiful video” at the Global Travel Video Competition held in Shanghai. Belarus Ambassador to China Kirill Rudy presented an award certificate to Belarus Deputy Sport and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoy, spokesman for the Sport and Tourism Ministry Vladimir Drazhin told BelTA.

Global Travel Video Competition has been held for the third time. Belarus participated in it for the first time. Belarus was represented by the National Tourism Agency which commissioned the video made by VARVIS Production (directed by Sergei Voropayev). The competition featured Belarus, Egypt, Israel, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Turkey, Croatia, Sri Lanka, Japan and other countries.

“We are very happy that the demanding jury liked our video, that it appreciated the beauty of our country. We will be happy if this video contributes to the tourism exchange between China and Belarus,” Mikhail Portnoy said.

This is particularly noteworthy that the award came during the Belarus-China Year of Tourism which saw plenty of activities that made it possible to strengthen cooperation between countries, to bolster ties between Belarusian and Chinese peoples, Mikhail Portnoy added.

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