Uzbek Embassy in Belgium hosted a presentation on the tourism potential of Uzbekistan in Brussels.
The event was attended by representatives of the leading media and analytical centers of the Benelux countries - EU Reporter, Diplomatic World, Agefy Luxembourg, Brussels Press Club, Buscardini Communications, Eurocontinent and others.
During the presentation, it was noted that Uzbekistan has designated the country's tourism industry as a strategic direction of the economy. The government will expand services and amenities for receiving foreign tourists to Uzbekistan, develop infrastructure in the capital and regions, ease the rules for tourists visiting Uzbekistan, and introduce visa-free regimes.
Particular attention is paid to the large-scale work done in Samarkand to develop tourism infrastructure, as a result of which the image of the city has changed dramatically and now meets international standards for receiving all types of tourists, from individual travelers to businessmen. Information was provided on the launch of a new international airport, where an "open skies" mode has been introduced, which makes it possible to increase the capacity of the air harbor to 1.5 - 2 million people a year.
The guests also got acquainted with the Samarkand Silk Road Tourist Center - a unique project of 260 hectares, including world-class hotels, vast public spaces, boutique hotels with wellness centers, various dining and leisure facilities, as well as a congress hall for international events scale. The popularity of the Eternal City project, which best characterizes the individual characteristics of each of the 14 regions of Uzbekistan, was noted. All the crafts of Uzbekistan are collected here, and travelers can personally observe woodcarving, pottery, silk paper, jewelry and carpets.
In addition, information is provided on the creative work on the restoration of the memorial ensemble of Imam Bukhari, a revered shrine in the Islamic world.
Commenting on the ongoing transformations in the tourism sector in our country, the participants noted that modern Uzbekistan does not leave anyone indifferent, since it is extremely important for a European tourist to have a developed infrastructure that meets modern world standards.
Diplomatic World Institute project manager Alberto Turkstra in an interview with Dunyo news agency noted:
- Today we received a lot of information about the tourism potential of Uzbekistan and new opportunities in this area. Large funds are allocated for the development of infrastructure and increasing the attractiveness of the country to increase the influx of foreign tourists.
In this regard, in the post-pandemic period, we again plan to make a trip to Uzbekistan. With full confidence, it can be argued that the country today occupies a strong position in the global tourism market.
In general, of course, Uzbekistan remains a very interesting country for foreigners in terms of history, architectural monuments and incomparable national cuisine in terms of its taste.
Agefy Luxembourg owner Adeline Remy:
- Warm feelings and memories always connect me with Uzbekistan, because I happened to visit the republic more than once.
In recent years, our editors have been impressed by the progress that we are seeing in Uzbekistan in almost all areas, including in the tourism sector.
Indeed, the dynamics of the development of modern Uzbekistan are acquiring a new character. Taking this opportunity, I would like to appeal to all Europeans and, in particular, the citizens of Luxembourg to plan and make a trip to Uzbekistan and visit such beautiful cities as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khorezm.
An important advantage is the friendliness and hospitality of the Uzbek people, because for a tourist, in addition to service and proper conditions, the overall atmosphere is extremely important.
It is noteworthy that after visiting your country, warm memories remain, which again invite you to make a trip to Uzbekistan.