Uzbekistan, Japan talk tourism, agree to expand flights
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
The head of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development A. Abdukhakimov met with the chairman of the Japan Association of Tourist Agents (JATA) Mr. Hiromi Tagawa at the Japanese company’s headquarters.
The parties agreed to increase the number of charter flights in 2018 by at least two times in comparison with the number of flights carried out in the current year (only 10 in 2017), the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Tourism Development reported.
The participants of the meeting discussed prospects for expanding bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism.
The delegations also discussed the mutual participation of tour operators from the both countries in the annual fairs.
The members of the Uzbek delegation also informed the Japanese partners about the measures taken by the Government of Uzbekistan in the field of tourism. The delegation highlighted, that the development of tourism is one of the priority areas for economic growth and job creation.
Summarizing the meeting, the JATA leadership, expressed its readiness to provide all the necessary support to the initiatives of the Uzbek side to form a stable demand for tourism products of Uzbekistan as a country with a rich historical and cultural heritage and beautiful natural resources among Japanese tourists.
JATA is a long-term partner of the Committee, which actively promotes the promotion of Uzbekistan's tourism potential at the annual exhibition.