18:39 / 11.04.2020
Aziz Abdukhakimov told how tourism business will cope with the consequences of the pandemic
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The State Committee for Tourism Development has developed urgent measures to reduce the negative impact of restrictions on the tourism market of Uzbekistan and sent them to the Cabinet of Ministers. This was reported by Deputy Prime Minister Aziz Abdukhakimov.

According to him, after the quarantine in Uzbekistan ends, it is planned to subsidize startup projects in the tourism sector, including innovative business ideas, especially those of youth, and programs aimed at creating amenities for tourists.

Also, the “Discover Your Land” project will be implemented which includes involvement of local population in the process of collecting audio, photo and video materials, and on this basis registering settlements with the status of “Touristic Village”, “Touristic Mahalla” and “Touristic Neighborhood”.

“In addition, the “Plan a Travel” campaign is expected to be carried out, and the committee, together with tourism entities, takes measures to stimulate electronic systems to widely promote proposals among the population and accept online applications related to traveling in Uzbekistan after the pandemic,” Abdukhakimov said.

It is planned to hold an online contest “New business ideas for tourism”, as well as to organize the “Impressions from Uzbekistan” campaign among foreign tourists on the social networks and the “My Journey” survey among local tourists, he added.

Programs such as “Local Lore” and “Young Tourist” will also be prepared in cooperation with the National Television and Radio Company and with the assistance of guides and other specialists.

In addition, it is planned to introduce new benefits to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic.