Samarkand – the capital of the 99th Session of the UNWTO

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September 15, 2014

Samarkand – the capital of the 99th Session of the UNWTO

A few days ago, the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) voted in favor of conducting the 99th meeting in Samarkand (Uzbekistan), reports the press service of NC “Uzbektourism”.

The decision was made in the framework of the 98th session of the UNWTO, which took place in the city of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 4-6 June 2014. Choice of the next venue for the meeting was held by an open vote of the Executive Board. All participants in the meeting voted in favor of Samarkand.

Note that the decision of the earlier selection of Samarkand as a venue of the next UNWTO session was announced by Executive Director Zoltan Somogy at the International Tourism Fair ITB-Berlin 2014.

Holding the 99th session of the UNWTO in Uzbekistan, in ancient Samarqand, is an important event for the entire region. Let us recall that 20 years ago Samarkand Declaration of member countries of the international project development of tourism along the Silk Road was adopted.

Since 2004, the Office of the UNWTO operates in Samarkand.