Archive Category 'Uzbekistan news (Eng.)'

New tourism directions to be presented at exhibition “World of Leisure”

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A presentation of culture, art and tourism potential of Uzbekistan was held within international cultural festival in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, Jahon news agency said.

Representatives of international association of friendship of Kanagawa prefecture, public and academic circles and Japanese mass media participated in the event.

National stand of Uzbekistan, which was decorated with works of artisans, traditional costumes and fabrics, ceramic products was presented at international cultural center of Odawara city.

The guests familiarized with history, culture and traditions of the Uzbek people, architectural monuments of ancient cities of Uzbekistan such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and tourism sights of Uzbekistan.

Video materials, brochures and print products presented information on hospitality of Uzbekistan, development of tourism infrastructure in the country.

Mayor of Odaware city Kenichi Kato told to Jahon news agency that major part of the visitors to Uzbekistan’s stand shows growing interest of Japanese people in rich historic-cultural heritage of Uzbekistan and its modern development. He highly rated economic, tourism and cultural-humanitarian potential of Uzbekistan and further promotion of collaboration between the regions of Uzbekistan and Japan.

Kato affirmed the readiness to do his best to establish bilateral relations between Odawara city and cities of Uzbekistan.

/uzdaily.uz/

Presentation of Uzbekistan takes place in Kanagawa prefecture

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A presentation of culture, art and tourism potential of Uzbekistan was held within international cultural festival in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, Jahon news agency said.

Representatives of international association of friendship of Kanagawa prefecture, public and academic circles and Japanese mass media participated in the event.

National stand of Uzbekistan, which was decorated with works of artisans, traditional costumes and fabrics, ceramic products was presented at international cultural center of Odawara city.

The guests familiarized with history, culture and traditions of the Uzbek people, architectural monuments of ancient cities of Uzbekistan such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and tourism sights of Uzbekistan.

Video materials, brochures and print products presented information on hospitality of Uzbekistan, development of tourism infrastructure in the country.

Mayor of Odaware city Kenichi Kato told to Jahon news agency that major part of the visitors to Uzbekistan’s stand shows growing interest of Japanese people in rich historic-cultural heritage of Uzbekistan and its modern development. He highly rated economic, tourism and cultural-humanitarian potential of Uzbekistan and further promotion of collaboration between the regions of Uzbekistan and Japan.

Kato affirmed the readiness to do his best to establish bilateral relations between Odawara city and cities of Uzbekistan.

/uzdaily.uz/

NAC «Uzbekistan Airways» will open new flights

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

As a part of the tourism development program in Khorezm region for 2013-2015 «Uzbekistan Airways» National Air Company planned to open several new scheduled passenger flights.

So since March 25, 2015 once a week there will be Tashkent-Vienna-Urgench-Tashkent flights. Weekly flights Tashkent- Munich-Urgench-Tashkent will begin from March 28, 2015. In addition, from  April 19, 2015 twice a week there will be Tashkent-Paris-Urgench-Tashkent flight.

There also will be three additional flights Urgench-Bukhara-Urgench from the period of the summer schedule 2015.

«Steps to heaven» by Shakhnoz Abdullaeva

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

«Art and Fact» Gallery invites you to the opening of Shakhnoz Abdullaeva’s «Steps to Heaven» personal exhibition on April 11, 2014 at 18.30 p.m.

Shakhnoz Abdullayeva is already well-known artist in Uzbekistan.

Shakhnoz’s teacher was Genghis Ahmarov, an outstanding artist, legend of Uzbek art. Genghis Ahmarov instilled Shakhnoz Abdullayeva a love to unique masterpieces of ancient and medieval art. Shakhnoza selected murals of Central Asia medieval culture as an inspiration for her paintings.
One of the main themes of the artist’s creativity are women of the East – goddess, rulers and poetesses. Her works imbued with the idea of ​​the eternal flow of the time.

Despite an established author’s style, Shahnoz Abdullayeva seeks to experiment. Picture composition becomes more complex and richer. «I want to create works that would inspire peace and harmony in the soul of a tired man», – says Shakhnoz Abdullayeva.

This phrase is not only the artist’s credo, but also spiritual involvement in the traditions of oriental culture.

Her works are in the State Art Museum of Uzbekistan, Directorate of Art Exhibitions Academy of Arts, Urgench art gallery, collection of the National Bank of Uzbekistan, the World Bank (Washington) , «Zaman» Gallery (England), Embassy of Japan, Morocco, Lebanon, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Great Britain, India.

10 new hotels will be opened in Bukhara

Monday, March 31, 2014

In 2014 ten modern hotels by international standards for 281 places are planned to open in Bukhara region.

Last year in the same region of Uzbekistan seven hotels were opened, thereby more than 160 places were created.

According to official figures, currently more than 1,500 people are employed in the tourism organizations, more than 1,300 are employed in the private travel agencies.

In Bukhara region besides the construction and reconstruction of hotel complexes special attention is paid to the development of new tourism destinations – ecotourism, agro-tourism, health tourism and the development of the popular tourist destinations of the ancient cities of Uzbekistan.

In 1993 Bukhara was included in UNESCO World Heritage List. And in 1997 under the auspices of UNESCO it was celebrated its 2500th anniversary. Today Bukhara offers its tourists to visit more than 400 archaeological and architecture monuments from the V century BC till the beginning of the last century. Annually only Bukhara State Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve is visited by about 415 thousand people.

Uzbekistan participates in tourism exhibition MITT-2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Moscow international exhibition MITT-2014 “Travel and Tourism” ended in the capital city of Russia on 22 March 2014, and Uzbekistan presented its tourism potential, Uzbektourism national company said.

Representatives of Uzbekistan held negotiations with potential partners within the exhibition. The cooperation with them should increase inflow of tourists to Uzbekistan. Russian tourists also expressed great attention to the stand of Uzbekistan.

Number of Russian tourists, visiting Uzbekistan, is increasing. Their number reached 115,142 people in 2013, which rose by 2.17% compared to 2012.

Uzbekistan was represented by representatives of Uzbekistan Havo Yollari, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari and three leading tourism companies.

During the event, the Uzbek side invited Russian tour companies to participate in upcoming event World of Leisure in Tashkent and to participate in Hosted Buyers meeting, which will be held for the first within Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism along Great Silk Road”.

Uzbektourism hold talks with Saint Quentin en Yvelines

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Management of national company Uzbektourism held a meeting with the director of hotel and tourism lyceum Saint Quentin en Yvelines Mr. B. Troa and head of English language chair and deputy director on international affairs. Ms. M. Lamark on 24 March 2014.

The management of French educational institution arried in Uzbekistan within Mega Info Tour programme, which took place from 18 to 25 March 2014.

Chairperson of Uzbektourism Farrukh Rizaev expressed his gratitude to the French side on readiness to cooperate an education sphere, prepare and re-train specialists in tourism sector.

The French officials also visited Samarkand and met with Sartepa Professional College of Tourism and Service. The sides agreed to organize internship of teachers and students of the Uzbek college in French lyceum.

The French delegation expressed gratitude for organization of the visit to Uzbekistan.

It was noted the visit will help to boost partnership relations between educational establishments of Uzbekistan and France.

New Leisure Park Opened in Tashkent

Monday, March 24, 2014

A new park of culture and leisure “Lokomotiv” has been opened in Tashkent’s Mirzo Ulugbek district.

According to Uzbekistan National News Agency, the new park has exactly become such a premise where adults may spend their free time with use, while kids may get enormous pleasure and joy. The recreational area was created by the Uzbekistan Railways state stock company.

The construction of a modern park of culture and leisure was accompanied by extensive creative works. A new asphalt road bed was laid, so was a green lawn, flowers and trees were planted. The central part of the park is divided by a picturesque alley, along which shopping points are located, stylized under world-renowned architectural masterpieces.

The entire park was divided into separate thematic zones, each of which is intended for a concrete group of visitors. In general, 32 state-of-the-art amusements are installed in the park. The Ferris wheel is also unique to the nation, with a height of 42 meters.

The major asset of the new park is a square where video music fountains – themselves first in our country – are presented in full magnificence. They grant the visitors not only freshness and cool, but also allow them to enjoy colorful shows owing to a 3D projector, a screen of which is made of the fountain water’s mirror-like surface. There is also a garden of rocks as well as a pond with golden fish. Fanciers of extreme recreation are to have the benefit of the Professional Rockdrome, the Rope Town or the Air Bicycle.

Tour guides can provide services without creating a legal entity

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tour guides can receive license to provide own services without founding legal entities, the press service of Uzbektourism said.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan issued a resolution “On measures on improving order of licensing and carrying out tourism activity” on 13 March 2014. The document allowed tour guides to provide excursion services without forming legal entity.

The tour guides are important branch of tourism sector as they help to familiarize with country, history and culture. High skilled tour guides will ensure that tourists form positive impression about the country.

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Licensing of family enterprises in hotel sphere simplified

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Government of Uzbekistan simplified order of licensing of family enterprises in hotel sphere, the press service of Uzbektourism national company said.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan issued a resolution “On measures on improving order of licensing and carrying out tourism activity” on 13 March 2014. The document simplified order of licensing of family enterprises in hotel sphere. The resolution decreased the requirement on the size of charter capital from 400 sizes of minimal salary to 10 sizes.

Due to high requirements for the charter capitals, the owners of guest houses and country houses could not receive licenses to provide hotel services. This caused complaints by law enforcement bodies as it hindered registration of their guests and compete with licensed organizations.

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Uzbekistan Airways presents its services in Israel

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) held a presentation of its services at International Mediterranean Tourism Market – 2014 (IMTM-2014) in Israel.

The airline said that the stand of Uzbekistan at IMTM-2014 in Tel-Aviv attracted great interest of the participants. The Uzbek companies presented information on history, culture and traditions of Uzbekistan, tourism infrastructure, architecture and sights in the country, the airline added.

Within the exhibition, a presentation of Uzbekistan Havo Yollari was held. It was attended by officials and businesses of Israel, who received information on services of Uzbekistan Airways.

They also received information on flights of the airline, its proposals on increasing tourists flow and discounts and convenient flights of Tel Aviv via Tashkent international airport, etc.

During the meeting Israeli side expressed interest in further expanding cooperation with Uzbek partners in tourism, air transportation, and other areas.

/uzdaily.uz/

Terms for renting objects of tangible cultural heritage set

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Government of Uzbekistan approved a regulation on order of renting tangible cultural heritage and adjacent territories with accepting investment liabilities to improve and maintain their conditions.

The document said that tangible cultural heritage objects can be rented by legal entities and individuals (residents and non-residents of Uzbekistan) with signing of renting agreement, Norma.uz reported.

Objects of tangible cultural heritage are monuments, ensembles and sights, which are owned by the government and represent historic, scientific, art or cultural value.
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Mobile application for rail travel is created in Uzbekistan

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The new mobile app allows you to search train from Tashkent to Samarkand, Bukhara, Urgench, Termez, Karshi, Khiva and other local routes, as well as the application has information about international trains from Tashkent to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Astana, Volgograd, Samara, Kharkiv and other cities of the CIS countries.

In addition, there is a list of tariffs and useful information for passengers.

A free application is developed by Uzbek developers from «GlobalSolutions» by the request of Uzzheldorpass.

«Taste of the Silk Road» will be felt in Uzbekistan in April

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

17-18 April 2014 during annual spring tourist exhibition there will be held international scientific-practical conference of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO ) «Gastronomic tourism – an important element of local culture and identity of the Silk Road countries» and the festival of national food «Taste of the Silk Road» in Tashkent.

It should be noted that Uzbekistan is chosen  for the second time as a place for «tasty» international UNWTO conference where tourism and hospitality industry professionals discuss current issues of gastronomic tourism along the Silk Road.

It is expected that during the new national food festival there will be held numerous master classes and tastings. Visitors and guests will have a chance to learn more about the features of the culinary traditions of different people.

International scientific-practical UNWTO conference «Gastronomic tourism – an important element of local culture and identity of the Silk Road» will be held on April 17 at 11:30 am in «UzExpoCenter».

National airline reduced ticket prices to the cities of Southeast Asia

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

On March 11, 2014 National airline reduced tickets prices to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and back. As the press service of «Uzbekistan Airways» informs, the average reducing will be about 25%. It depends on the type of the fare.

Offer is valid for flights till 20 May 2014.