Rural population of Uzbekistan to learn secrets of hospitality


Rural tourism in Uzbekistan

Training of trainers started in Uzbekistan, which will subsequently help the rural population to master the intricacies of hospitality by creating and managing guest houses, the press service of the State Committee for Tourism of Uzbekistan said.

Among the reasons restraining the increase in tourist flows, the lack of hotel accommodation during the season of mass arrival of tourists and the poorly developed hospitality industry in remote areas, which can become centers of eco-tourism and agro-tourism.

The solution to this situation is development of a network of guest houses. The complex of events, implemented by the Association of Private Tourist Organizations of Uzbekistan, the European Center for Eco-tourism and Agro-tourism, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan within the framework of the project of the European Union “Strengthening rural and ecotourism through business associations for sustainable economic development in Central Asia” is designed to change the situation.

At the same time, it should be noted that the project is mainly aimed at the development of tourism in rural areas, where the underdevelopment of tourism infrastructure is particularly felt.

Within the framework of this project, an infrastructure is being created, which would allow potential owners of guest houses to master all the subtleties of this work.

In particular, these days the work began on the training of trainers, who in the future will work directly with those who decided to engage in the development of the hospitality industry through the creation of guest houses.

The curriculum covers all the subtleties of the organization of guest houses and the organization of leisure of tourists.