Uzbekistan attracts tourists from Germany

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TASHKENT (TCA) — The chairman of the Association of Private Tourism Agencies of Uzbekistan (APTA) recently visited Germany to conduct negotiations with potential German partners on establishing long-term cooperation to attract tourists from Germany to Uzbekistan, the Jahon information agency reported.

During the meeting with the German Association for Economic Cooperation with the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the sides discussed cooperation in organization of joint events dedicated to tourism potential of Uzbekistan.

The leadership of the Association, which unites more than 200 small and medium companies of Germany, including travel companies, expressed their willingness to cooperate with the APTA of Uzbekistan in the implementation of specific projects aimed at establishment and development of contacts between Uzbek and German travel companies.

The parties agreed to study the possibility of organizing seminars in Uzbekistan by the end of this year. The main themes of the seminars will be promoting the Uzbek tourist product in Germany, the effective positioning of Uzbekistan as a tourist destination, as well as the specifics of the reception of German tourists.

Following the meeting, an Agreement was signed on cooperation between the Association of Private Tourist Agencies of Uzbekistan and the German Association for Economic Cooperation with the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

The parties agreed to organize a visit of a delegation of tourist companies of Germany to Uzbekistan, tentatively in October this year.

The parties also agreed that the German Association will support tourist companies of Uzbekistan at the German market.

Sergey Kwan

TCA