Archive Category 'Uzbekistan news (Eng.)'

Development of tourism discussed in Tashkent

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (UzLiDeP) organized a roundtable “Role of small and private entrepreneurship in development of tourism” in Tashkent.

Members and MPs of UzLiDeP, representatives of Uzbektourism, Hunarmand, tourism organizations and insurance companies participated in the event.

It was noted that Uzbektourism was founded in 1992 to develop tourism and improve management of the sector. The law “On tourism” was also adopted in Uzbekistan, which sets rights and liabilities of tourism organizations on security, insurance, services to tourists, etc.

According to the experts, in next ten years, share of the tourism in gross domestic product of Uzbekistan will grow by 6.2% in average and the country will be among top five countries on this figure.

At the event, the participants discussed issues of further developing tourism in Tashkent city and organization of tours to Tashkent sights, role of small businesses in the sector, export of tourism services, etc.

/uzdaily.com/

Project on reconstruction of Chorsu Hotel presented to President

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov familiarized with a project on reconstruction of Chorsu Hotel in Tashkent on 12 May 2015.

The project on reconstruction of Chorsu Hotel was presented to President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov during his visit to new bridge at the crossroads of Sebzar and Abdulla Qodiriy.

Uzbek leader gave his recommendations on design of rooms. Islam Karimov also said that it is time to rename “Old City” district as this name is not actual now.

Chorsu Hotel was constructed in 1982. The hotel consists of 23 floors and had 450 rooms. The hotel complex was closed for reconstruction in early 2000, but the reconstruction works were not completed.

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Uzbekistan, Malaysia develop cooperation in tourism

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Deputy Chairperson of national company Uzbektourism Anvar Temirkhodjaev held negotiations with a delegation led by Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz on 24 April 2015, the press service of the Uzbek company said on 1 May.

Uzbektourism said that the meeting was directed at further developing and strengthening bilateral relations in tourism sector.

At the meeting, it was said that Uzbekistan is interested in attracting Malaysian investments into construction of hotel complexes, catering and recreation zones at main tourism routes, including in Samarkand, Bukhara, Khorezm, Tashkent and Surkhandarya region.

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National Geographic includes Samarkand and Bukhara to Top-10 travel destinations

Thursday, April 30, 2015

National Geographic Traveler magazine selected the best ten travel destinations in the territory of the former USSR.

The list includes Samarkand, Bukhara, Tuva and Altai, Southern coast of Cremea, Caucasus monuntains, Pamir, Minerniyi Vodi, Petigorsk, Zapolyariye, Issik Kul lake, Zakavkazye, Kamchatka, Saint Petersburg and Vibor, Uzbektourism said.

National Geographiс Traveler wrote that route of each travel via Central Asia passes via Samarkand. The magazine noted that medresahs like Ulugbek, Sherdor and Tillya Kari are located in Samarkand.

The magazine recommended to travel to Bukhara, which was part of the Great Silk Road and the travelers can find karvan-sarais, mausoleums and mosques.

The list was published in National Geographic Traveler’s April-May edition.

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Tourism potential of Uzbekistan presented in Jakarta and Singapore

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari presented its services and tourism potential in Jakarta (Indonesia) and at international tourism exhibition Natas Fair 2015 in Singapore.

Embassy of Uzbekistan, tourism companies and Association of Private Tourism Agencies of Uzbekistan participated in the road-show in Jakarta. Representatives of over 150 local tourism companies and mass media attended the event. The event was held in three stages: bilateral negotiations in B2B formats with tourism companies, presentations of tourism potential of Uzbekistan and Indonesia.

It was underlined that Uzbekistan has rich history and culture and contributed to development of Muslim civilization, which can attract interest of Indonesian tourists to the country.

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari, Dolores Travel, Sarxos, Nasib Tour, Asia Elit Tour, Orient Mice and Novotur Service participated at the international exhibition in Singapore, representing Uzbekistan.

It was underlined that launch of regular flights between Singapore and Tashkent helped to increase interest of South-Eastern Asian to Uzbekistan as tourists are visiting Uzbekistan with delight.

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Tashkent included to Top-10 popular CIS cities

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Russian service of online hotel booking Oktogo.ru published a list of popular cities and countries of the CIS among Russian tourists in 2015.

Tashkent city was also included to the list. The Uzbek capital was also among the cities, where Russian spent a long time – in average five days.

Belarus topped the list of popular destination of Russian tourists. Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan followed it.

Minsk, Kiev, Baku, Almaty, Yerevan, Astana, Vitebsk, Tashkent, Brest and Lvov are in the Top-10 popular cities of the CIS among Russian tourists in 2015. Tbilisi would be in the 7th place if Georgia was among the CIS states.

According to the Oktogo.ru data, over 40% of travels of Russian tourists fell to share of Belarus, 17% – Ukraine, 14% – Kazakhstan, 10% – Azerbaijan, 8% – Armenia, 5% – Uzbekistan, 3%- Moldova, 2% – Kyrgyzstan and 1% – Tajikistan.

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The Guardian publishes article on Registan square

Monday, April 13, 2015

The British publication The Guardian published an article titled “Timur’s Registan: noblest public square in the world? – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 7”.

The article is dedicated to famous historic-architectural sight of Uzbekistan – Registan, which is located in Samarkand city.

“It was on a bright, clear afternoon that I went to the Registan and walked to the centre of the tiled expanse. All around me loomed impossibly ornate portals, patterned minarets and glistening cupolas. The world was suddenly rife with glazed mosaics in liquid shades of blue. The motifs around me would have been impressive enough on a teacup, but in such profusion and on so massive a scale they soon had me dizzy. The effect, it seems, was intended,” the author wrote.

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Uzbekistan participates in UITT-2015 exhibition in Ukraine

Friday, April 3, 2015

Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ukraine organized a presentation of national stand of Uzbekistan at the 21st UITT exhibition “Ukraine – Travel and Tourism” for the first time.

Uzbekistan and Ukraine have great unused potential of cooperation in tourism sphere. National stand of Uzbekistan demonstrated perspective tourism routes, rich culture and history of Uzbekistan.

The national stands of Uzbekistan attracted interest both the visitors and the tourism agencies.

Within the exhibition, Uzbekistan presented a tourism catalogue “Uzbekistan is the pearl of East”, prepared for the exhibition, and materials about International Uzbek tourism exhibition “World of Leisure”, which will be held in Tashkent on 27-28 April 2015.

The companies, participating in the exhibition, were invited to special tour Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand in May, which is organized by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ukraine in cooperation with Uzbekistan Havo Yollari and Ukrainian tour operator LyuboSvit from 29 April to 5 May.

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International tourism agreements discussed at MFA

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan held a review meeting of international agreements on the sphere of tourism on 31 March 2015.

The meeting included representatives of Oliy Majlis, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education, Uzbektourism, and other bodies.

At the meeting, the participants discussed implementation of international tourism agreements by Uzbekistan, including in training specialists, and perspectives of further improving legal base, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan said.

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Tashkent to host retro automobiles exhibition

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An exhibition of retro style automobiles will be held within the Third Uzbek tourism exhibition “World of Leisure 2015” for lovers of vintage and classic automobiles. The World of Leisure 2015 will be held in Tashkent on 27-28 April 2015.

The guests and visitors of the exhibition will be able to watch over 20 unique cars, which were produced over 60 years ago.

All cars, presented at the exhibition, were restored and look like new. Each car has its own history.

The exhibition is organized by Club of motorists RETRO UZ. The exhibition will be held on 27 October from 10:00 to 18:00.

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Khorezm works on improving tourism services

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Khorezm, a museum under open sky, attracts tourists due to its ancient and rich culture, unique monuments. Currently, Khorezm has over 255 ancient archeological monuments of various epochs and civilizations, including 18 – archeological, 132 – architectural, 67 – monuments, 6 – sights and 32 holy places for pilgrimage.

Currently, work on improving services at these objects and expanding tourism routes is underway. Now, historic-scientific, historic-ethnic, cultural-entertainment tours, as well as ecologic tourism routes were created in Khorezm.

The region is getting new outlook thanks to implementation of the programme for development of tourism in Khorezm region for 2013-2015. The special attention is paid to improving quality of services and creating additional comfort to tourists.

Payment process system was introduced at Ichan-Kala Fortress, where many historic monuments are located.

New system allows to make payment for all services and save time of tourists. One-time payment includes historic excursion, visiting theatric and costume performances, folk concerts, show og Uzbek films in English, festivals and shows, etc.

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HoReca courses presented in Tashkent

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Republican Scientific-Educational Consulting Center of Uzbektourism presented actual professional courses on training and re-training of personnel before start of new tourism season.

At the event, the Republican Scientific-Educational Consulting Center presented its services and organized events.

Aleksandr Mashkov, an expert on service, presented information on courses and master classes, conducted to improve skills of personnel of tourism sector.

Mashkov also demonstrated basic elements on work with dishes, which was attended by the representatives of restaurant industry. Legion presented a presentation on opening, decantation and serving red wine.

At the event, the participants discussed actual issues and tasks in the sector. The participants also had chance to taste new sorts of coffee from Melitta, chocolate from Chocolate Shop Misterio.

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Tourists cannot visit some objects in Uzbekistan (list)

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Government of Uzbekistan approved a list of objects and territories, which tourists cannot visit.

The list was approved with a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On some issues of developing tourism in Uzbekistan” from 10 March.

The resolution approved regulations on entry (passage), temporary stay and movement of tourists to objects and places, where a special regime of stay enforced, list of objects and areas prohibited to tourists and order of granting privileges to some categories of tourists in rendering paid services.

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Some tourists to get preferences at visiting sights, museums

Friday, March 13, 2015

An order of providing preference to some categories of tourists at rendering paid services was adopted in Uzbekistan, Uzbektourism national company said.

The document was developed to provide additional social support to some category of tourists – citizens of Uzbekistan – at providing paid services by cultural and recreation institutions.

The order will be applied to such institutions as cultural-recreation, theatres, museums, parks, protected natural territories, cultural heritage objects.

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Presentation of Uzbekistan takes place in Almaty

Monday, March 9, 2015

A presentation “Uzbekistan – pearl of Great Silk Road” dedicated to tourism opportunities in the country was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Embassy of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan organized the event in cooperation with tourism agencies Asta Travel (Kazakhstan) and Miramax Travel Management (Uzbekistan) at support of Kazakhstan Tourism Association (KTA), Uzbekistan Havo Yollari and Air Astana.

Representatives of diplomatic corps, accredited in Kazakhstan, tourism agencies, KTA, Kazakh mass media participated in the event, Jahon news agency said.

At the event, it was said that Uzbekistan is one of leading tourism countries. Uzbekistan adopts measures to develop tourism, reconstruct monuments and historic buildings, creates necessary conditions for tourists.

A video film on tourism, recreation and investment potential of Uzbekistan was shown at the presentation. Main attention was paid to historic cities as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Shakhrisabz.

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