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NEWS AND EVENTS
December 28, 2015
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY OF INDONESIA: \"UZBEKISTAN ASTONISHES ANY TRAVELER\"
As previously reported, Jakarta hosted Tourist Road Show a few days ago. The event entitled \"Uzbekistan - the heart of the Silk Road\" was organized with the assistance of NAC \"Uzbekistan Airways\", \"Uzbektourism\" and the Association of private tourist organizations of our country.

During an interview with IA \"Jahon\" the participants from among the leaders of reputable companies in Indonesia shared their assessments of tourism opportunities of the country.

Hendrik Pratama, President of BPC Travel:

- Today\'s presentation will undoubtedly further increase the flow of tourists from Indonesia to Uzbekistan. Having more than 7000 historical objects, some of which are included in UNESCO World Heritage List, the country astonishes any traveler. An important advantage of Uzbekistan is its convenient geographic position and the status of a key link on the Silk Road.

Lionita Naga, CEO of GNM Matahari Travel:

- I would like to say a few words about the developed transport and tourist infrastructure of Uzbekistan, which is a major factor in the sustainability of tourist traffic. Commendable steady expansion of the network of high-speed comfortable train Afrosiyob, providing the indispensable growth of the prestige of Uzbekistan among travelers. These trains run mainly in the developed world, including Europe, the modernization of this sector in Uzbekistan - a vivid indication that the country is moving with the time.

Fabio Sulaiman, manager Bayu Buana Travel Services:

- Your country has made a great contribution to world civilization. Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva have been and remain important centers of the Silk Road, a symbol of the progress of science, the arts of the medieval East. On the Uzbek land great philosophers, scientists, thinkers lived and worked which are widely known and respected throughout the world. That is why many Indonesians want to visit Uzbekistan and see firsthand the places associated with their names.

Joko Purnomo, a representative of Panorama Tours:

- The rich historical and cultural heritage, world-famous architectural objects, a favorable climate and modern infrastructure create the conditions to increase the flow of tourists from Indonesia to Uzbekistan. They are also attracted by the friendliness and hospitality of the people, unique and generous Uzbek cuisine. Our company intends to submit a group of tourists to your republic in the coming months.

(Source: Information Agency \"Jahon\", Jakarta)


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