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Uzbekistan and Germany expand cooperation in the field of tourism
04 December 2023
Uzbekistan and Germany expand cooperation in the field of tourism

As Uzbekistan works on strengthening ties of cooperation in the field of tourism with international communities, another step has been taken in developing tourism in Uzbekistan together with a German company.

Uzbekistan has established a cooperation with the leading German company “numa GmbH” to aggressively promote of the countries tourism opportunities among EU countries.

The new project targets popularizing the touristic image of Uzbekistan in the DACH region and making our country more attractive as a tourist destination in the region so that more German, Swiss and Austrian tourists travel to Uzbekistan for tourism purposes.

The countries of the DACH region include three countries of Central Europe: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the scope of the new project with “numa GmbH”, information about Uzbekistan’s historical, cultural and tourist sites, the rich heritage our country has to offer and its astonishing cities will be delivered to the DACH audience to attract more German, Swiss and Austrian travelers to visit Uzbekistan soon.

Besides the promotion of the existing tourist destinations of Uzbekistan among the Central European countries, the development of new tourist routes, which would attract more people to travel to Uzbekistan is also targeted as a part of the current cooperation.

Signing new agreements between travel companies of Uzbekistan and DACH countries, and expanding collaboration networks are also important objectives of the cooperation to develop the economy in the countries through enhancing the tourism industry.

For reference, “numa GmbH” was founded in 2016 and is a German company specializing in tour operations, marketing and PR. Its main focus is cultural and specialty tours in the Balkans, Turkey and Central Asia. numa GmbH is a member of the German Travel Association (DRV). Members of the German Travel Association account for the majority of the turnover in the market of tour operators and travel agencies.

 

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When you are a host to someone, it is your duty to fill their cups with for the whole time they are with you.  What you must not do, however, is to fill their cup more than half-full.  If you do that as a mistake, say it is a mistake immediately.  Doing it means you want them to leave.  Wow!  Amazing, right?

To Uzbeks, respect means a whole lot.  For this reason they love it if, even as foreigners, you endeavour to add the respectful suffix opa after a woman's name; and aka after a man's.  Example: Linda-opa and David-aka.  You could also use hon and jon respectively.

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Though identified with the Persia, the Zoroastrism probably originated in Bactria or Sogdiana. Many distinguished scholars share an opinion that Zoroastrianism had originated in the ancient Khorezm. Indeed, today in the world there were found 63 Zoroastrian monuments, including those in Iran, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thirty-eight of them are in Uzbekistan, whereas 17 of these monuments are located in Khorezm.

One of Islam's most sacred relics - the world's oldest Koran that was compiled in Medina by Othman, the third caliph or Muslim leader, is kept in Tashkent. It was completed in the year 651, only 19 years after Muhammad's death. 

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  • Singapore
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  • Iceland
  • Finland
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