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Aziz Abdukhakimov: Online tourism will be developed in Uzbekistan

 The State Committee for Tourism Development and the National PR Center under the committee are working on the launch of a new website (online-tourism.uz) that allows people to make virtual tours in Uzbekistan.

What is being done today in the field of tourism and sports during the period of stagnation associated with the coronavirus?

 This question was answered by Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development Aziz Abdukhakimov.

 According to Aziz Abdukhakimov, the State Committee for Tourism Development is currently working to develop “online tourism”, support entrepreneurs and startups. At the same time, the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports has already been actively developing “distance sports” and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

“Currently, the State Committee for Tourism Development and its National PR Center are working on the launch of a new website that allows people to make virtual tours in Uzbekistan. This will be the first platform to offer virtual tours across Uzbekistan.

 According to the plan, this site will mainly cover three areas:

 For tourists. It allows people to make virtual tours throughout Uzbekistan.

 Today, we are working in cooperation with museums and other tourist facilities in order to launch virtual tours. We would like to take this opportunity to involve our talented specialists working in this field, with whom we can set up online activities.

 For representatives of the tourism industry. Cooperation with hotel owners and managers, tour operators, guest houses, guides, etc. will be strengthened, and work will be done to further develop the industry. Webinars on news and online observations, online guidelines will be presented. Their employment will be ensured during the crisis and beyond it.

 For startups who want to implement new projects related to tourism. Here, information on new tourism development projects, startups, online consulting, etc. will be accumulated. It is planned to allocate grants to people with creative ideas to implement projects,” the chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development said.

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