General Travel News

UNWTO and Uzbekistan will host 5th International Meeting on the Silk Road

To mark the beginning of a new phase in its Silk Road Program, UNWTO, in collaboration with the government of Uzbekistan, will hold the 5th International Meeting on the Silk Road on October 8-9, 2010 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The meeting will introduce new concepts for Silk Road branding and marketing, destination management, and travel facilitation, and will set out key strategies for the UNWTO’s “Silk Road Action Plan 2010-2011."

The 5th International Meeting on the Silk Road will convene stakeholders to discuss how the sector can work together to drive economic growth by strengthening the Silk Road tourism brand. The meeting aims to inspire increased collaboration among member states and establish a framework for easing travel facilitation to create a more seamless Silk Road travel experience.

“There is significant potential for tourism growth along the Silk Road, and UNWTO is giving new impetus to this initiative as it develops its Silk Road Action Plan 2010-2011,” said UNWTO executive director, Mr. Zoltan Somogy. “At the 5th International Meeting, we are anticipating strong attendance from across the region to help ensure that our key priority actions for the coming year are reflective of the interests of all Silk Road stakeholders.”

The Silk Road is a network of routes, which for centuries served as a vital link between the East and the West. The Silk Road was a hub for the exchange of cultures, crafts, ideas, technologies, and beliefs, traversed by conquerors, traders, and missionaries. All this has left a rich cultural heritage for visitors to enjoy today.

More General Travel News
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - gold embroidered Arab cloak
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for Saudi Arabia’s National Day
Eid Mubarak to all Irhal visitors
Latest Travel News
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for...
Turkish Airlines launches new cabin crew...
Featured Sights To See
The Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Center

The Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Center

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Stage dramas, painting and photography exhibitions, pottery or some type of workshop or musical can be found going on at the art center. It’s a favourite amongst Colomboites. Open: Monday-Friday 9AM-1PM and 2-4PM. No 18 Guilford Crescent, Colombo 07, Phone: 0094112 695794. ...

Museo Bolivariano

Museo Bolivariano

Caracas, Venezuela

Address: south of Plaza Bolívar Timings: Tuesdays to Fridays 9pm to 430pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm. Admission free A museum dedicated to the legendary independence hero Simon Bolivar. Situated in a renovated colonial style building, the Bolivar Museum contains exhibits with historic documents, formal dresses from Bolivar’s era, a collection of weapons used during the colonial war...

Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Wat Phnom is located on a hill in a small park! It is visited more f its religious and historic significance than for its architecture and building. The cleanliness situation isn’t very commendable and monkeys would be aiming for your drinks. So it is better to not place any of your belonging on the stands, walls, ledges, etc. Admission in the Wat requires you to pay $2 and one elephant ride requi...

Al Mirani Fort

Al Mirani Fort

Muscat, Oman

This fort, like its twin, the Al-Jalali Fort, was also built in the late 1500s during the Portuguese rule of Muscat. The fort tops the Western rocks of Muscat Bay and flanks Al-Alam Palace. Inside, you will find a complex and confusing maze of hallways, topped off by a nearly 30 meter oval-shaped artillery tower. Turquoise blue waters that lap the shore at the foot of the fort make this an enchant...