NEWS AND EVENTS
November 19, 2009
Uzbekistan attracting Asian tourists
More than 15 representatives of tourism sector of Uzbekistan headed by Uzbektourism National Company are participating in China International Tourism 2009 that starts Kunming, China, on 19 November.
China International Tourism Mart 2009 (CITM) is the biggest tourism fair in Asia and is jointly sponsored by China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Yunnan Provincial People\'s Government, and Administration of Civil Aviation of China.
\"More than 3,984 exhibitors including 2,792 domestic and 1,192 overseas have already registered at CITM 2009 which has 6 exhibition halls, with a total area of 50,000 sq m,\" stressed Liu Kezhi, Director General of CNTA Marketing and Cooperation Department, at the press conference in Kunming Dragon Hotel.
Asia accounts for 71.32% of the exhibition area, Europe 16.43%, Oceania 0.74%, Americas 10.68% and Africa 0.83%, he added.
\"Travel services make up 28.39%; hotel or hotel management groups 16.15%; tourism bureaus 35.97%; tourist attractions (spots) 8.94%; airline companies 1.28%; tourist cruise companies 1.04%; internet booking systems and others 0.48%; and other tourism enterprises 7.75%,\" said the head of CNTA Marketing and Cooperation Department.
National tourism product of Uzbekistan will be presented during the working day of the CITM 2009 from 19 till 22 November.
\"We are planning to make a promotional campaign during CITM 2009 specially oriented for the tourists from Asian countries and in the frame of this work we are going to make the national presentation on 20 November where more than 80 Chinese tour operators have already confirmed their participation,\" said the head of Uzbektourism NC delegation Bahiddin Komilov.
Besides there are several presentations of private tourism companies from Uzbekistan and the other events are also planned during participation of the representatives from national tourism administration and tourism business of Uzbekistan, he added.