Baku, Azerbaijan, February 1
Tourists from non-CIS countries spent $709 on average in Uzbekistan in 2018, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the State Committee on Tourism.
However, the expenses of travelers from the CIS countries were less than $635 per person.
The most penny-pinching were the tourists from Asia. On average, tourists from Kazakhstan spent $158 each, from Turkmenistan - $104, from Kyrgyzstan - $99, from Tajikistan - $60.
The total amount of tourist service exports in 2018 amounted to $1.04 billion. Experts of the State Committee for Tourism state that this figure will reach $2.23 billion by 2025.
The inflow of foreign tourists into Uzbekistan has increased by 2.3 times from 2.8 million to 6.4 million people in 2018.
The amount of foreign citizens arriving in Uzbekistan from the CIS countries amounted to over 6 million, which is 93.5 percent of the total number, and from non-CIS countries - 417,100 people (6.5 percent of total number).
The biggest flow of foreign citizens into the country was recorded from such countries as Kazakhstan - 2,456,900 people (38.2 percent of total number), Tajikistan - 1,700,700 (26.4 percent), Kyrgyzstan – 1,101,500 (17.1 percent), Russia – 460,200 (7.2 percent).
The biggest inflow of people among foreign countries was observed from Turkey – 74,800 people or 1.2 percent, China – 37,100 or 0.6 percent, South Korea – 32,700 or 0.5 percent.