On November 25-26, representatives of the Embassy of Uzbekistan participated at the 23rd Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism, which was held in Paestum, Italy.
The event was organized with the collaboration of international organizations such as UNESCO, UNWTO and ICCROM, but also by 10.000 visitors, 150 exhibitors from 20 foreign Countries, 100 conferences and meetings, 500 speakers, 100 offer operators, 100 journalists.
The exhibition was attended by more than 10 000 guests who got acquainted with almost 100 pavilions and stands from 20 countries of the world. The list of countries included Australia, Israel, Jordan, Spain, Cuba, Malaysia, Mexico, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ecuador, Estonia, Uzbekistan, and others. Uzbekistan also joined 60 conferences and meetings that were organized within the framework of the exhibition.
The diplomatic mission of our country designed and prepared a separate stand with an exposition of folk applied art objects of Uzbekistan, as well as presentation materials about tourism in Uzbekistan.
Detailed information on the rich spiritual and cultural-historical heritage of Uzbekistan, historical and cultural monuments of Uzbekistan, which have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List was also provided to the exhibition visitors and the participants of the conferences held as a part of the exhibition. Natural and climatic conditions and tourist attractions of Uzbekistan were also presented to the attendees of the events of the 23rd Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism.
The measures taken by the government on easing the visa regime of Uzbekistan, including the introduction of a visa-free entry to Uzbekistan for citizens of 92 countries, ongoing projects to expand the tourist infrastructure in the country were also discussed and portrayed during the event. The measures being taken by the Uzbek government on improving the tourism conditions and attracting more travelers to Uzbekistan include the development of new tourism directions and tourist destinations in Uzbekistan, such as ecotourism, ethno-tourism, cultural, gastronomic, beach, and mountain & ski tourism in the country.
Actions being taken on providing health and safety to tourists visiting Uzbekistan during the COVID-19 pandemic were also briefed and explained to the guests.