Archive Category 'Uzbekistan news (Eng.)'

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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Uzbekinvest chief receives German envoy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chairperson of Uzbektourism national company Farrukh Rizaev held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Uzbekistan Neithart Höfer-Wissing on 14 July 2014.

Farrukh Rizaev said that Uzbekistan considers Germany as a key partner among the EU states and interested in further developing bilateral interaction in tourism sector, Uzbektourism said.

Uzbekistan is interested in further deepening bilateral cooperation in tourism sector taking into account interest of the European tourists, first of all German tourists.

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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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