Uzbekistan: secrets of hospitality for rural population

TASHKENT (TCA) — In Uzbekistan, the training of trainers has begun, which in the future will help the rural population to learn the subtleties of hospitality by creating guest houses, the Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan reports.

Among the reasons restraining the increase in tourist flows in Uzbekistan is the lack of hotel places in the season of mass arrival of tourists and a poorly developed hospitality industry in remote areas that can become centers of eco and agro tourism.

The solution to this situation is the development of a network of guest houses. However, the complex of events, implemented by the Association of Private Tourist Organizations of Uzbekistan, the European Center for Eco and Agro Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan within the framework of the European Union project “Strengthening rural and ecotourism through business associations for sustainable economic development in Central Asia” is called to change the situation.

At the same time, the project is mainly aimed at the development of tourism in rural areas, where the underdevelopment of the tourism infrastructure is felt especially.

Within the framework of this project, an infrastructure is being created that would allow potential owners of guest houses to master all the subtleties of this work.

In particular, work has begun on the training of trainers, who in the future will work directly with those who decided to engage in the development of the hospitality industry by creating guest houses. Trainings organized with the support of the State Committee for the Development of Tourism are conducted by experts of the Kyrgyz Association of Tourism based on communities.

The curriculum covers all the subtleties of the organization of guest houses and the organization of leisure of tourists.

Sergey Kwan