International Tourism Exhibition in the B2B format "Tashkent Travel Mart 2022" was officially open on 17 May 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The exhibition was held under the auspices of the Zero Carbon Fair.
The exhibition was organized by the Association of Private Tourist Organizations of Uzbekistan with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan, the European Union Switch Asia Project, the USAID Entrepreneurship and Business Environment Development Project, the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Federal Republic of Germany, ACTED and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
"Tashkent Travel Mart 2022" is a specialized tourism platform for expanding intra-industry dialogue and developing optimal solutions and ways for market development under new circumstances and conditions. The B2B format "business for the sake of business", allows specialized organizations to expand their business opportunities at the exhibition, solve a number of problems in running their businesses, and sell tourism services. Tashkent Travel Mart 2022 is an opportunity to establish inter-industry relations that will help create new high-quality tourism products and raise the level of service in the industry.
This year the exhibition was attended by the most active representatives of tourist organizations in Uzbekistan and around the world. There are more than 90 companies, domestic and foreign, from more than 10 countries including Germany, Austria, Spain, Israel, Czech Republic, Estonia, UAE, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
As a part of the event, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage Aziz Abdukhakimov and Minister of Tourism of Israel Yoel Razvozov signed an agreement on strengthening bilateral relations.
The new agreement is aimed at providing an increase in mutual tourist flow between Uzbekistan and Israel, expansion of regular flights between the countries, and strengthening partnerships between representatives of the tourism business of Uzbekistan and Israel. Additionally, the document covers the exchange of airtime, the organization of exhibitions of famous artists, and advanced cooperation between the Silk Road International University of Tourism in Samarkand and partner educational institutions in Israel.
According to the Minister of Tourism of Israel Yoel Razvozov, Uzbekistan is a country with a rich history and cultural heritage, and the interest of Israelis in traveling to Uzbekistan is growing day by day. Ongoing reforms and landscaping activities in Uzbekistan were also noted and appreciated by the Minister of Tourism of Israel.
According to the Israeli side, the signing of the new agreement will boost cooperation between the two countries in the tourism field, thus significantly increasing the mutual flow of tourists in Uzbekistan and Israel.