UNWTO talks obstacles for tourism dev't in Central Asia

Central Asia Materials 4 May 2023 19:15 (UTC +04:00)
Maryana Ahmadova
Maryana Ahmadova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 3. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has observe some impediments barring tourism development in the countries of Central Asia, a source at the UNWTO told Trend.

According to the source, air connectivity in the region remains relatively limited, as well as services of high-level quality are still insufficient.

"To tackle the barriers for tourism development, Central Asian countries must invest in infrastructure development, marketing and promotion, policy and regulatory reforms, sustainability initiatives, and capacity building to foster sustainable tourism development," the UNWTO said.

In this regard, to highlight the importance of this, UNWTO will celebrate World Tourism Day 2023 (27 September) around the theme of ‘Green Investments’, the source noted.

"Furthermore, UNWTO is actively collaborating with national governments, coordinating efforts to tackle
all challenges and ensure sustainable tourism development," the representative of the organization added.

The UNWTO rep also noted that, in collaboration with different international partners, such as EBRD and ADB, and with the support of national governments, UNWTO has been implementing numerous technical projects in the countries of the region.