Grodno has welcomed the 70,000th visa-free tourist since the beginning of the year. The anniversary tourist who took advantage of the visa waiver program was a 74-year old Jutta Christensen from Denmark. Tourists from more and more countries visit Grodno and the district visa-free. This year alone, the region welcomed nationals of 63 states. Over the past two years, Grodno opened six hotels and hostels, over 20 cafes and restaurants. In 2019 three new museums are slated for opening. A lot has been done at the Augustow Canal too.