A single entry rate is set for objects and cultural institutions
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Decree “On measures to further develop the tourism sector in the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
The document envisages the solution of existing problems of the tourism infrastructure, improving the quality of services and active promotion of the national tourism product in world markets, and also strengthening the training of tourism industry personnel.
In particular, the document instructed the Ministry of Culture to develop incentive mechanisms for entrepreneurs and artisans intending to expand the range of souvenirs produced that represent the national values and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan (pencils and pens in the form of famous minarets of the country, paintings from mosaic photographs of historical sites of the republic and others) and will be accepted all necessary measures to create samples of souvenir products - copies of originals from the exposition and museum exhibits of the country with the development of their production, including hand-made souvenirs.
At the same time, in order to increase the number of visitors and expand the services provided by facilities and cultural institutions, there will be:
- a uniform rate of entrance tickets for cultural facilities and institutions will be introduced using a discount system for citizens of Uzbekistan and foreign citizens visiting these facilities;
- “open door days” will be organized, envisaging visits to cultural objects and institutions during the off-season period on a free basis;
- ensure the functioning of popular cultural objects and institutions until 22:00;
- museum tickets will be sold at airports, tourist information centers, metro stations, shops and museums, with the help of which you can go to all museums and cultural heritage sites of the corresponding region once in a row for a certain number of days.
Programs for annual events on the theme “Night at the Museum”, “Open sky”, and much more were introduced.
Also, with the aim of modern competitive handicraft and souvenir products, to support artisans and to provide authentic and high-quality souvenir products, from 1 January 2020, on the territory of cultural heritage sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historical or cultural monuments taken under state protection, souvenirs exclusively domestic production will be sold.