From 14 to 18 August, the 2nd International Forum of Ancient Cities was held in Ryazan (Russia), which presents the tourism potential of Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. The forum has been held on an annual basis since 2018 in order to present the unique culture and history of ancient cities that are more than 500 years old.
As you know, an important document has been adopted in the tourism sector - Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Measures for the Further Development of the Tourism Sphere in the Republic of Uzbekistan”. The decree, along with other important issues, focuses on the use and development of the potential of highways.
On 14 August, the Hyatt Regency Tashkent hosted a presentation of Georgia’s tourism potential.
To date, the absence of a specific mechanism for cooperation in attracting investment, the tourism industry between local government bodies, relevant ministries and the authorized government agency in the field of tourism has been one of the constraints for accelerated development and creation of the necessary tourism infrastructure in republic.
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Decree “On measures to further develop the tourism sector in the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
The State Committee for Tourism Development is taking measures to improve the quality of services and infrastructure in the tourism industry with the introduction of innovations. To this end, innovative projects and international experiences are being studied that will increase employment and the export of tourism services.
Everyone knows that the traditions, culture and lifestyle of the local population are powerful tourism potential, and it is important not to lose this.
Starting from 1 January 2020, Uzbekistan will introduce a visa-free regime for a period of 30 days for citizens of another 20 countries.
On the eve of Independence Day in Tashkent, with the support of the State Committee for Tourism Development, it is planned to open the Sogdiana art center. A modern center of fine and applied art will be created to visit citizens, foreign and local tourists, amateurs national crafts and painting.