Created on 07 November 2011 Written by UzA, Madina Umarova, photos by Otabek Mirsoatov and Alo Abdullayev
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Tashkent International Tourism Fair Tourism on the Silk Road 2011The 17th Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road 2011” completed in the capital of Uzbekistan.

The forum, organized by the National Company Uzbektourism, TNT Expo exhibition company and Buyuk Ipak Yoli advertising agency, was attended by representatives of more than 500 companies from over 30 countries, including Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Turkey, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, France, China, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and India.

Uzbekistan possesses a great potential in tourism, which is one of the most important sectors of the economy. According to its tourist potential and the number of historical sites, Uzbekistan is among the top ten countries in the world.

Tashkent International Tourism Fair Tourism on the Silk Road 2011The main goals of this traditional forum were expanding opportunities for tourism development in the country, strengthening mutual friendship and cooperation between the nations. The event participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the achievements of world tourism and the development of the sector in Uzbekistan.

“Foreign tourists are increasingly interested in our country, in particular, to ancient cities like Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva,” said director of Jannat Oromi company Zamira Tozhiboeva. “Foreign visitors admire the unique cultural, historical and architectural monuments, the beauty of our country.”

Tashkent International Tourism Fair Tourism on the Silk Road 2011

At the Cuisine Festival and the Eastern Bazaar exposition, the participants could taste the Uzbek dishes and receive information about the national cuisine. The City of Artisans exposition familiarized the participants with the national crafts.

The program of Uzbek national music and dance organized within the tourism fair was also greatly enjoyed by the participants.

Other events included the first tourist photo competition called “The Great Silk Road” and the contest “The best guide of Uzbekistan”. Photographers Husniddin Atoev, Anvar Khojiniyazov, Svetlana Astakhova and Ernest Kurtveliyev were among the winners of the first contest.

The fair, which was attended by representatives of domestic and international tourism organizations, hotels and restaurants, museums, banks and insurance companies, resorts, demonstrated the tourist potential of Uzbekistan, picturesque nature, unique architectural monuments, and products of national crafts.

The traditional fair will contribute to the further development of tourism industry in the country, including domestic tourism, and to the increased flow of tourists to Uzbekistan.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 07:58