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Schools for the tourist guides training are to open in Termez and Fergana

The III International Tourist Guides Forum “Silk Road: Cooperation without Borders”, dedicated to sightseeing activities in Uzbekistan, started in Tashkent.

The event is timed to the International Tourist Guide Day - February 21 - and takes place at several sites. Within the framework of the first day, the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Silk Road: Cooperation without Borders" took place, at which the development of the tourism industry of the country and the experience of international organizations in this direction were discussed. On the second day, master classes from leading experts are planned in schools and museums of the capital.

Uzbekistan is getting prepared for rise in demand for tourist guides. The key task of the forum is to establish a constructive dialogue, unite the efforts, and create a professional cluster that provides guests with a full range of travel services. Profession guide plays an important role in this complex.

- The field of tourism became an industry of impressions. The value of the tourist experience is in its uniqueness, exclusivity, - said the president of the Russian-speaking guides of France Association, Harry Safaryan.

- In order to maintain the pace of tourism and to attract more guests, it is necessary to seriously adress the quality of the tourism product that we offer on the international market. And the guides, who work directly with guests are the face of this tourist product, - noted Acting Chairman of the State Committee of Tourism A. Akkulov.

The forum is attended by 250 specialists in the field - guides, tour operators, museologists, representatives of the National Associations of Spain, France, Israel, India, Turkey, Italy, as well as a leading vocational educational institution of the United States.

According to the organizers, such a platform will allow to establish a constructive dialogue, share experiences and discuss topical issues on sightseeing activities and the functioning of the national associations of guides. The forum will also serve to unite joint efforts to increase the credibility of the profession in the global community.

Note: In Uzbekistan there are about 700 certified guides who conduct excursions in two dozen foreign languages. Training schools have been opened in Samarkand, Bukhara, Urgench, and this year it is planned to open similar institutions in Termez and Fergana. In addition, in 2019, the Association of Guides of Uzbekistan was established in the country.

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