Archive Category 'Uzbekistan news (Eng.)'

Reconstruction of Zangiota complex to be completed soon

Monday, October 20, 2014

Reconstruction works at the territory of historic architectural monument Zangiota (15th century) is underway. The works are conducted in line with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers from 20 October 2013.

Zangiota complex is well-known both in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. According to some information, it was constructed by order of Amir Temur in 80s of the 14th century. It was improved and expanded in 20s of the 15th century at support of Mirzo Ulugbek, Jahon news agency reported.

New mosque for 1,000 persons, building of the regional government of Uzbekistan Muslims Board, two fountains, parking sites and other objects constructed at the complex. Hotel for 50 persons, tea house, mini-market, shops will be also constructed.

New gate and 31-meter minaret of the mosque were also constructed. Zangiota and Anbarbibi mausoleums were reconstructed.


TITF-2014 fair ends its work in Tashkent

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” (TITF-2014) wrapped up its work in the capital of Uzbekistan. The fair was organized at the official support of the UN World Tourism Organization.

During three days, the fair presented all spectrum of tourism in Uzbekistan, its development and new directions. The event included several roundtables and presentation, promo-campaigns, contests, etc.

At the fair, the visitors were able to enjoy national cuisine and performances of folk bands, familiarize with works of craftsmen.

Turkey was the partner country of the TITF-2014. National stand of Turkey presented tourism potential of the country. Singapore, Dominican Republic and Russia were debutants of the fair this year.

Committee for development of tourism in Saint Petersburg participated in the TITF and presented new opportunities for recreation.


TITF-2014 fair starts in Uzbek capital

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” (TITF-2014) started at the UzExpoCenter in the Uzbek capital. This year, the fair is organized for the 20th time.

During 20 years, the TITF-2014 became the largest tourism event in Central Asia. It is organized by Uzbektourism, Advertisement Agency Great Silk Road at the support of the UN WTO, Ministry of Culture and Sport Affairs of Uzbekistan, Council of Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan, Association Hunarmand, etc.

Total area of the fair this year makes up 10,000 square meters. The fair presents stands of all regions of Uzbekistan, leading local and foreign tourism agencies, hotels and recreation zones.


Uzbekistan and WTO ink cooperation agreement

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Uzbekistan and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed an agreement on strengthening of mutual relations, cooperation in further development of tourism in Uzbekistan, training cadres and improving skills of specialists in the sphere, popularizing tourism at the Great Silk Road.

The document was signed within the 99th session of the Executive Council of the UNWTO. The session took place in Samarkand on 2-3 October 2014. The session was dedicated to topic “Great Silk Road – new perspectives of developing international tourism”.

The participants of the session discussed current state and perspectives of developing global tourism market, new directions of tourism, as well as actual issues of developing tourism sector.

During the session, the participants discussed reports on current state and perspectives of global tourism, new models of cooperation in tourism and culture, training specialists, role of tourism routes in regional development and strengthening of integration.

The officials exchanged opinion and experience of attracting tourists into Uzbekistan, developing international cooperation in tourism sector and attracting new investments to the sector.

The participants approved a draft decision of the 99th session of the Executive Council of the UNWTO.


UNWTO Executive Council holds its session in Samarkand

Friday, October 3, 2014

The 99th session of the Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) opened its work in Samarkand on 2 October 2014.

Delegation of the member-states of the UNWTO, USA, France, Spain, Germany, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, and heads of international tourism agencies, as well as experts are participating at the event.

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov participated in the opening ceremony of the session. Uzbek leader said that over 2 million foreign tourists from over 70 countries visited Uzbekistan in 2013. In last two years, number of tourists, visiting Uzbekistan, rose by 43% and number of foreign tourists, who visited the country, reached over 1 million people, he said.


WTTC experts forecast tourism boom in Uzbekistan

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) included Uzbekistan to Top Five of countries, where they expect tourism boom in next ten years.

According to forecast of the WTTC, the tourism sector in Uzbekistan will grow by 6,2% per annum next ten years.

“Uzbekistan boasts a rich archeological and architectural heritage. Since declaring independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, efforts have been made to prepare the country for tourists. Uzbekistan is also becoming a popular destinations amongst mountaineers and rock climbers,” The Telegraph reported.

Angola (7.3%), Gabon (7.3%), Mongolia (6.3%) and Lebanon (6.2%) were in Top Five countries along with Uzbekistan, where the WTTC expects tourism boom in next ten years.


TITF launches Hosted Buyer Programme

Monday, September 8, 2014

New specialized project “Hosted Buyer” has been launched within the 20th anniversary Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road (TITF-2014).

The organizers said that it received over 100 applications from 14 countries to participate in the Hosted Buyer Programme. Uzbektourism selected 30 tourism companies from them.

Hosted Buyer Programme is a complex of work of the organizers with business visitors, create them favourable conditions to their participation in the event. The programme is aimed at helping business visitors to receive maximum number of business contacts in short period of time.

The organizers will prepare individual schedule for the participants of the project. They will also participate in conferences, negotiations, presentations.


UNWTO Executive Council to hold session in Samarkand

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will hold its ninety-ninth session on 1-4 October 2014 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Officials of international tourism organizations, specialists of academic centers and institutions, experts from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America will participate in the session.

At the session, the participants will discuss development of the tourism in the world, activities of the UNWTO and its financial situation, development of international cooperation, etc.

The participants will watch films and video reels on historic and cultural heritage, nature, tourism infrastructure of Uzbekistan and visit historic, scientific and cultural monument of Samarkand and Bukhara.

Uzbekistan joined to the World Tourism Organization in 1993. A regional office of the organization for the coordination of development of tourism on the Great Silk Road is located in Samarkand.


Uzbekistan invites citizens of Kaliningrad for fruits, tourism

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tourism company Silk Road and Uzbekistan Havo Yollari held a presentation of tourism potential of Uzbekistan in Kaliningrad, Russia.

This is the second event, directed at attracting tourists from the most western region of Russia to Uzbekistan.

In June, about 10 tour operators and journalists from Kaliningrad visited Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent.

During the presentation, the participants watched video presentation on sights of all Uzbek cities. Singers and dancers entertained the participants with their songs and dances. The participants also had chance to taste Uzbek pilaf, samsa and sweets.

Representative of Silk Road Victoria Toltigina said that Uzbekistan hopes that citizens of Kaliningrad will not only choose tasty Uzbek fruits and vegetables, but also visit the country.

It is worth to mention that the minimal cost of five day tour to Uzbekistan, which includes visits to Tashkent and Samarkand, flight and train tickets, is 810 euros.


Uzbektourism chief holds talks with Slovak envoy

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chairperson of Uzbektourism national company held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to Uzbekistan Pavol Ivan on 13 August 2014, the press service of the company said.

During the meeting, the Uzbektourism chief underlined that Slovakia is a potential market for attracting tourists into Uzbekistan. He said that over 7,000 ancient architectural and archeological monuments in Bukhara, Tashkent, Samarkand, Shahrisabz, Khiva, Termez and Qoqand.

At the same time, Slovakia has great opportunities for development of historic, resort and ecotourism, including winter active tourism. Envoy said that Slovakia has developed resort tourism with opportunities to improve health with thermal and mineral waters. Ambassador said that the country also works on development of agriculture tourism.

Envoy underlined that Uzbekistan develops tourism as complete industry and highly rates measures, implemented in the country to develop tourism sector.

At the end of the meeting, the sides underlined its interest in deepening and expanding contacts between Uzbekistan and Slovakia in tourism sector.


Forbes: Real pilaf can be tasted in Uzbekistan

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tourists should visit Uzbekistan to taste real pilaf, the Russian edition of the US magazine Forbes wrote.

The journal published a material dedicated to the most interesting tourism peculiarities of the former Soviet Union states, including Uzbekistan.

The magazine said that Uzbekistan is a country of cotton fields and cities with resonant names and long history – Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara.

The publication said that along with ancient monuments people should visit Uzbekistan for its cuisine and the most popular meal – pilaf. The country has over 100 variants of pilaf, which each Uzbek can differ with closed eyes – Samarkand, Ferghana, Tashkent, Kashkadarya, Bukahara and Khorezm pilafs. Locals name the pilaf as osh, which means food. The pilaf is cooked in fantastic volumes.

The magazine said that the tourists should visit Pilaf Center near Tashkent TV Tower, where locals gather to have a lunch. It added that it is difficult to find pilaf for dinner.

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Three hotels launched in Tashkent region

Friday, August 8, 2014

Three new hotels were constructed in Tashkent region within implementation of the programme for development of tourism sector in the region for 2013-2015.

Pravda Vostoka reported that 70-room hotel has been launched in Khodjikent village and 90-room hotel in Yusufhona village in Tashkent region. Reconstruction of Aktash resort was completed, which allows to receive more people and provide large number of medical services.

The programme for development of tourism sector in Tashkent region for 2013-2015 envisages reconstruction of 28 hotels and construction of 30 new hotels, camping sites and motels. The private businesses are participating in construction and reconstruction of the hotels.

The programe envisages development of tourism in Ahangaran district, Yangibad city, Lashkarar, Ertash and other villages.

Parket district has everything to develop agriculture tourism. It is famous for its fruits and grapes. There are also opportunities to develop tourism in Ugam-Chatkal State National Natural Park. The administration of the park developed several routes to boost tourism.


Khiva to host melons fair

Friday, August 8, 2014

A fair of melons “Gurvak – symbol of melons of Khorezm” will be held at Kuhna Ark square in the state museum-reserve Ichan Kala (Khiva district of Khorezm region) on 9 August 2014.

The fair is organized to promote melons among foreign and local tourists. The fair will also present other vegetables and fruits, Uzbektourism said.

The fair will include a contest “The sweetest melon”. The participants will compete in selection of the best seeds of Gurvak melon, select place for seeding, determine the sweetest melon, etc.

The festival of folk groups, contest of singers, shows of the theatres and exhibition of handicrafts will be held within the fair.


Uzbekistan prepares to foreign tourism fairs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Uzbektourism national holding company held a session to discuss participation of Uzbekistan with the single stand at the international tourism fairs in France (TOP RESA), Japan (JATA) and Italy (TTG Incontri).

Representatives of Uzbekiston Havo Yollari, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari and tourism companies of Uzbekistan participated in the event.

At the event, the participants discussed participation of Uzbekistan at the tourism fairs and discussed design of the single national stand UZBEKISTAN.

The participants also determined the list of companies, which will participate in international tourism fair in Japan.

Among the participants will be Uzbektourism, Uzbekistan Havo Yollari, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari, Sole Vita, Alfa Inernational, MEGA Tour, Shaherezade Voyages, Minzifa Travel, Dolores Travel, TES Tour, Abda Travel will participate at JATA 2014, which will be held on 25-28 September 2014.

Programme of construction and reconstruction of Shakhrisabz is implemented

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Uzbekistan implements a programme of complex measure on construction and reconstruction of Shakhrisabz city of Kashkadarya region.

Pravda Vostoka newspaper reported that implementation of the programme will help to preserve and rationally use cultural heritage objects and help to develop city’s historic-architectural, social-cultural and tourism potentials, as well as create favourable conditions for population.

According to preliminary calculations, over 800 billion soums will be directed to implementation of the programme till the end of 2018.

Ravshan Qodirov, head of the state inspection on protection and use of cultural heritage objects, some 14.3 billion soums will be directed to restoration of 20 historic-cultural heritage within the programme till the end of 2016.

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