Archive Category 'Uzbekistan news (Eng.)'

New Hotel Museum

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

An unusual hotel “Dulon” opened in Shahrisabz. It is located in a house that was built in the XV century. The hotel was reconstructed leaving the ancient architectural traditions untouched, informs newspaper Pravda Vostoka.

The uniqueness of this small hotel, which consists of 14 comfortable rooms, equipped and decorated in a national style, lies in the fact that there is located a museum. A rich exposition constitutes of antiques – pottery, jewelry, textiles and Suzanne.

Samarkand is among “The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime”

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Samarkand was included to “The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime”, which was developed by US internet edition Huffington Post and community of travelers at

The list was published on 7 July. Huffington Post said that Samarkand is an ancient Silk Road city and the madrasas and mosaics of the monumental Registan square are among the world’s most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.

The edition said that the list was developed with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth.

From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, the Americas, and beyond, here are the 50 cities you must see during your lifetime.


Tashkent International Tourism Fair rescheduled

Friday, July 4, 2014

Uzbektourism national company changed dates of the Tashkent International Tourism Fair «Tourism on the Silk Road (TITF-2014)».

The company said that in connection with organization of the 99th session of the Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization, the dates of the Tashkent International Tourism Fair «Tourism on the Silk Road» were rescheduled to 6-8 October.

The exhibition will be held at UzExpoCenter in Tashkent. All preliminary registrations will be in force and moved to new dates, Uzbektourism said.

Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” is one of the most anticipated events of the tourism industry of the Central Asian region. Thousands of professionals gather at one place, from Uzbekistan and all its regions, as well as, from all over the world. This year, Turkey is partner-country of the fair.


Uzbektourism chief holds talks with Honorary Consul General in Seattle

Friday, June 13, 2014

Chairperson of Uzbektourism national company Farrukh Rizaev received Honorary Consul General of Uzbekistan in Seattle (United States) Mr. Gary Furlong, the press service of the Uzbek company said.

The Uzbek side briefed the US side on rich historic and cultural heritage, reforms and developments in tourism sector, measures adopted to improve tourism infrastructure.

Gary Furlong underlined that the citizens of the US and Canada are not well informed on tourism opportunities in Uzbekistan. He said he is ready to promote tourism product of Uzbekistan in the market of America in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan and Uzbektourism.

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Grand Mir Hotel launches new sport complex

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Grand Mir Hotel officially launched new sport complex Villa Grand on 7 June 2014.

The hotel, located in the center of Tashkent, constructed new complex, which includes pool, tennis court and universal pitch.

General manager of hotel Ihsan Kurt said that the universal field can be used as football, badminton or volleyball fields. There are also bar and restaurant near pool.

Ihsan Kurt underlined that various events such as banquettes and weddings can be organized at the Villa Grand. He said that the pool was constructed so various events can be hosted. For example, here wedding for 600 guests can be organized.

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Samarkand to host 99th session of UNWTO

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) voted for holding its 99th session in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, at its meeting on 6 June 2014, Uzbektourism national holding company said.

The decision was adopted at the 98th session of the Executive Committee of the UNWTO, which was held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 4-6 June 2014. The selection of venue was made on open voting and all members of the UNWTO Executive Committee voted for Samarkand.

The UNWTO Executive Director Zoltan Samogyi announced that Samarkand will host next session of the Executive Committee during international tourism fair ITB-2014 in Berlin. But the voting was needed to make the decision official.

Uzbektourism said that holding the 99th session of the UNWTO in Uzbekistan, in ancient Samarkand, will be important event for all region.


Uzbekistan registers its tourism brand

Friday, June 6, 2014

Agency for Intellectual Property of Uzbekistan registered a trademark of Uzbekistan, which was developed by Uzbektourism national company.

The application for registration of the trademark was submitted in July 2013. Uzbektourism said that the brand is actively used in tourism events, but it received official status only in May 2014.

The logotype has inscription “Uzbekistan”, outline of mountain, new moon and domes. The logotype has blue, red, green and orange colours.

The tourism brand can be used at specialized events, national stands, as well as tourism companies at development of advertisement products.


Large paintings to be shown in Tashkent Tourism Fair

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A mega painting “One thousand of angels and one painting” of the Uzbek painter Lekim Ibragimov will be demonstrated at the Twentieth Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road”, which will be held in October 2014.

The Twentieth Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” will take place in Tashkent on 7-9 October 2014. The event attracts both tourism specialists and art lovers.

The painting of the Lekim Ibragimov is famous worldwide. The height of the painting is 8 meters and its length makes up 66 meters. Its area is 528 square meters. The weight of canvas and structure is 22 tonnes. There are 2.4 miles of steel cables in the structure. It requires four days to construct and installation of 1,000 parts of the mega-painting.

Idea of the painting was generated over ten years ago and it took three years to create it. The event was demonstrated at various events. Now, the exhibition will be shown in Tashkent.

The tourism fair is one of the most visited events of Uzbekistan. Last year, over 10,000 people visited it. This year, Turkey is the partner country of the fair.


Turkey is declared the Partner Country of TITF-2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Republic of Turkey is declared the Partner Country of Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road”, the press service of Uzbektourism said.

Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” is one of the most anticipated events of the tourism industry of the Central Asian region. Thousands of professionals gather at one place, from Uzbekistan and all its regions, as well as, from all over the world.

Great Silk Road Agency of the National Company Uzbektourism is the organizer of the fair. This year the fair will be held on 7-9 October 2014.


Uzbektourism chief holds talks with Indonesian envoy

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Chairperson of Uzbektourism Farrukh Rizaev received Ambassador of Indonesia to Uzbekistan Mohamad Asruchin on 27 May 2014.

The Uzbek side informed the Indonesian envoy about rich historic and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, development of tourism sector of Uzbekistan. It was said that share of Uzbekistan in global tourism sector makes up 0.19% despite significant potential of the country. Over 2.02 million foreigners visit Uzbekistan each year.

Indonesian envoy said that development of tourism is important direction of international relations of Indonesia, including with Uzbekistan.

Ambassador highly rated tourism infrastructure in Uzbekistan, in particular, in Samarkand and Bukhara, the press service of Uzbektourism said.

Head of Uzbektourism invited Indonesian experts to hold training in Uzbekistan, which was accepted by the Indonesian side with great interest.


Traditional festival “Silk and Spice” to take place in Bukhara

Friday, May 23, 2014

Traditional festival “Silk and Spice” will be held in Bukhara on 6-8 June 2014, the press service of national company Uzbektourism said.

According to the company, the procession of the festival’s participants will be held on 6 June 2014. On the same day, opening of the festival will take place.

Afterwards, the fair-sale of silk products of handicrafts of Bukhara and fair of spices will be launched.

Within the festival masters of miniature and ceramics, coinage and embroidery, jewelry and other directions will present their works and skills.

The programme of the festival includes performances of folk groups, demonstration of national games and fun, Pilaf Festival, presentation of latest fashion, etc.


Uzbek citizens can visit Singapore for 96 hours without visas

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari said it informs passengers that they can stay in Singapore for 96 hours without obtaining visas if they have connection tickets, for example from Singapore to Bangkok or Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.

Citizens of Uzbekistan can enter to Malaysia without visa for 30 days and obtain visa to Thailand after arriving in the city.

The airline said that the citizens can receive information on passport-visa requirements to Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia for foreign citizens at tour agencies via TIM guaide.


Wine tourism can become one of the popular tourism trends

Monday, April 21, 2014

The participants of a wine show-tour to Parkent, organized by travel agency “Yasmina Tour” could see it themselves.

The wine tour with the romantic name “The Scarlet Sunrise – The White Sun” was arranged as part of the International Uzbek Tourism Exhibition “World of Leisure 2014”, held on 17-18 April in Tashkent. The tour was open for representatives of foreign companies, local tour-operators and journalists.

“Khamkor” winery is found in Namdanak village, Parkent region at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, about one hour’s drive from Tashkent. One of the Uzbek best chateaux has been operating there since 1992. The total area of the winery is about 250 ha. It is known not only for winegrowing and winemaking, but also by a bottling line set up there.

The “Khamkor” winery territory hosts 40 tanks with wine. It produces 12 red and white bins, the major part of which is exported. Almost all wines have French names: dry red “Saint Marc”, pink “Josephine”, white wine “J’Adore”, “Louvre” and others. They are produced by French technology and have even been patented in France. “Khamkor” is proud that French winemakers recognized the gustatory qualities of Uzbek wines made by this chateau.

According to the excursion organizers themselves, the acquaintance with the “Khamkor” vineyards and production will be completed with horseback rides in the scenic surroundings and a photo session in traditional national costumes, as well as dinners and tasting the best bins. Wine tours, over time, can be a great addition to classic cultural tours to Uzbekistan.


Festival of National Food takes place in Tashkent

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Festival of National Food “Great Silk Road” was held in Tashkent on 18 April. The festival was organized within Uzbek International Tourist Exhibition “The World of Leisure – 2014”.

Uzbektourism national company and Advertisement Agency Great Silk Road held a Festival of Pilaf in 2013 and this year they decided to turn the festival into the Festival of National Food “Great Silk Road”. The festival’s key difference is that the chefs prepared not only pilaf, but also other Uzbek cuisine. The special attention was paid to dishes from fish.

Within the festival, the chefs cooked such pilafs as Choyhona pilaf, Toy pilaf, Bodom pilaf, Bayran pilam, Samarkand pilaf, Qoqond pilaf, etc. National baking products were also presented at the festival along with fish meals. The jury rated the work of the chefs and determined the best of the best. A festive atmosphere of the real East was created by talented artists, who entertained the guests with national folklore songs and dances. Another surprise became a tasting of local fine, which were made from Uzbek grapes.


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.