Today, a number of tourism areas are rapidly developing in the Republic of Karakalpakstan. Ancient fortresses located in the southern regions of Karakalpakstan, and the world-famous State Art Museum named after I.V. Savitsky in Nukus - historical and cultural tourism, the Aral Sea and the Ustyurt Plateau - ecotourism, Chimbaya artisans, clearly demonstrating local culture and traditions - ethnotourism - everything these are the main directions. Among these tourist destinations, gastronomic tourism is of great importance, and the traditional cuisine of the Karakalpak people is distinguished by its own characteristics.
On 26-28 September, the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Israel, in partnership with the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem, the Samarkand Silk Road tourist complex and the Tourism Committee of Uzbekistan organized a presentation of the tourism potential of our country under the slogan “Samarkand - tourist gate to New Uzbekistan,” Dunyo news agency reported.
On 27-28 September, the international conference “World Tourism Day 2023. Tourism and Green Investment” was held in Riyadh. The event was organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Tourism.
A delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, Chairman of the National Cultural Heritage Administration of China, Mr. Li Chun, visited the Silk Road International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage.
The 25th anniversary session of the General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is expected to be held in Samarkand on 16-20 October 2023. It should be noted that for the first time in its history, Uzbekistan is hosting the UNWTO session, which is considered the most important event of the UN General Assembly system. The session is held every two years.
According to preliminary data from the State Agency, in January-August 2023, 36,800 foreign citizens entered the Republic of Uzbekistan for commercial purposes.
On 19 October, the International Educational Forum Global Forum on Education: The Foundation of Building Tourism will be held at the Silk Road tourist center in Samarkand region. The event is planned to be held within the framework of the 25th General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (GA25 UNWTO).
A presentation of the tourism potential, opportunities in the field of gastronomic and environmental tourism of Uzbekistan was held at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Beijing, Dunyo news agency reports.
In accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On additional measures to effectively protect the interests of pilgrims when organizing and conducting Umrah events,” local tour operators of our country are given the opportunity to organize and conducting Umrah.