The Transport Prosecutor’s Office of Uzbekistan addressed the Committee on Tourism with a request to suspend the activities of 40 travel companies, since criminal prosecution has been launched against the heads of these companies and a preliminary investigation is underway. These companies were involved in organizing Umrah, Daryo reported.
An opening ceremony of the new Hilton Samarkand Regency hotel took place in Samarkand region. The 20-storey hotel, located in the Silk Road Samarkand tourist center, has become the next hotel of one of the leading brands in the hospitality industry - Hilton.
Within the framework of cooperation between Mastercard and the Tourism Committee under the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a workshop on developing innovations in tourism was held. This was the first event after Uzbekistan joined the Mastercard Center for Tourism Innovation in October 2023.
Delegations from Ferghana and Samarkand regions held talks with representatives of the Hungarian tourism sector.
On 12 February, the 17th Tehran International Tourism and Related Industries Exhibition (TITE-2024) started its work at the Tehran International Exhibition Center.
A tourist zone “Okhalik - Okbuiro - Mironkul” will be created in Samarkand region of Uzbekistan.
In January-December 2023, 15,129 citizens of the Republic of Belarus visited Uzbekistan, the Statistics Agency said.
A case was opened against travel companies Iskander Tours and Oks Tours, located in Karakalpakstan, for illegal advertising of umrah services, the Committee for the Development of Competition and Protection of Consumer Rights of Uzbekistan reported.