Uzbekistan plans to increase the number of foreign tourists to 9.09 million by 2026

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbekistan plans to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting the country to 9.09 million by 2026.

A draft presidential resolution on measures to develop tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the period up to 2025 was published on the portal for discussing draft regulatory documents.

According to the document, Uzbekistan plans to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting the country from 2.69 million in 2017 to 9.09 million in 2025.

According to forecasts of the Government of Uzbekistan, 4.8 million foreign tourists will visit the country in 2018 and 5.89 million foreigners in 2019.

The number of domestic tourists is expected to grow from 10.56 million in 2017 to 18.95 million in 2025. This figure in 2018 should reach 14 million, and next year - 14.7 million.

At the same time, the export of tourism services in Uzbekistan will increase to US$2.23 billion in 2025 against US$546.9 million in 2017. The export of tourist services in 2018 will be US$951 million and in 2019 - US$1.16 billion.

The number of hotels and similar accommodation facilities is projected to grow from 816 units in 2017 to more than 1,600 in 2025, and the number of places in the accommodation facilities from 39,800 to 84,400.

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