Chairperson of the Committee on tourism and hotel business of Moscow Sergey Shpilko said that number of Russian tourists, traveling to unique historic cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz and Tashkent, has been increasing each year.
Mexico was selected to be the official host country for World Tourism Day (WTD) 2014 and Burkina Faso for WTD 2015. The respective themes will be “Tourism and Community Development” for 2014, and “One billion tourists, one billion opportunities” for 2015.
Taleb Rifai was reelected for a second term as UNWTO Secretary-General (2014-2017).
The General Debate of the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly has put a spotlight on the link between tourism and air transport policies.
A working group on preparation and organization of the 19th Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” (TITF-2013) held a session at Uzbektourism national company on 3 September 2013.
Chairperson of Uzbektourism national company Farrukh Rizaev held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria in Uzbekistan with residence in Moscow (Russia) Boyko Kotsev on 29 August 2013, the press service of the Uzbek company said.
A presentation of tourism train Afsona (Legend) will be held within the 19th Tashkent international tourism fair, Uzbektourism said in a statement.
The twentieth session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization of the UN (UNWTO) and the 97th session of the Executive Council of the UNWTO takes place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Livingstone, Zambia, on 24-29 August 2013.
Tourism administration of Jiaxing of the Zhejiang province of China hosted a presentation of tourism potential of Uzbekistan. Representatives of fifteen tour operators, Chinese state bodies and others participated at the event, Jahon news agency reported.