Presentation of the special issue of the “Visit Uzbekistan” magazine took place in Bukhara in the format of a two-day event with the participation of the Bukhara region Khokim, the State Cultural Heritage Department and partners.
By the initiative of the Dinara&Co. Publishing House visit to the ancient city and diving into unique art experiences became possible. Expats and representatives of international organizations also joined the two-day trip, which was specially organized by the Business Club “Visit Uzbekistan Partnership”. Since the establishment of the Visit Uzbekistan Partnership, there were held 8 presentations in total, including the ones in Singapore, London, Delhi and Tashkent. This current presentation gave a chance to Bukhara to organize the event.
The events held in Bukhara included the Exposure of a unique collection of ancient Suzani and local textile products by Akbar Khakimov, the opening of the Modern Art Exhibition as a part of the Art Residence Project by Bonum Factum Gallery and Swiss Cooperation, as well as the Miniature Exhibition in the art school of Davlat Toshev “Usto-Shogird”. Participants also had a chance to experience Bukhara Palov making masterclasses and visiting the Bukhara Cotton Textile cluster.
As of 2020, the magazine has started paying great attention to promoting inbound tourism by creating special issues about different regions of Uzbekistan. The 25th issue of the magazine was dedicated to the capital of Uzbekistan – modern Tashkent city. The current release included various creative personalities and the founders of creative businesses of Tashkent on its pages, further on inviting them to the presentation as well. The magazine will continue publishing special issues dedicated to various regions of Uzbekistan in the future.
In November, Visit Uzbekistan invited Megan Eaves – the British-American travel writer as the Chief Editor of the issue and as an Advisor for the International Development of the project. The current issue of “Visit Uzbekistan” dedicated to Bukhara has become the first release with her participation. Megan used to work as an editor in the Lonely Planet publishing house. She also produces programs for the popular channels of CNN and BBC and also writes for The Independent Culture Trip. During her 15 years of career life as a travel writer, Megan has participated in writing and publishing 60 books and has been awarded as a World Class Expert in the field of tourism and travels. Having graduated the Dublin City University, she has lived and traveled all over the world starting from China ending in Texas so far, and currently lives in London.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join Visit Uzbekistan at this critical time in the history of tourism and am excited to work with the Dinara & Co team,” said Megan. “Joining an international team during the pandemic was always going to be a challenge, but I’m finding my feet and grateful for the support and inspiration of my colleagues in Tashkent and the UK. Visit Uzbekistan has already achieved a lot, having published 26 issues in 14 languages in its first three years, and has developed a strong reputation. Uzbekistan is an absolutely amazing country – one of my favorite places in the world – and we plan to showcase its diversity and beauty to an international audience.”
Visit Uzbekistan also plans to launch the website, VisitUzbekistan.co, which is being created by a team of editors and developers in the UK. The team hopes the portal will become the leading English-language source of information and inspiration for Uzbekistan visitors.