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Fars News: Uzbekistan expects to receive 7 million tourists in 2023

15.02.2023 1235

The website of the leading Iranian news agency published http://fna.ir/1u8h3l The article is titled "Uzbekistan expects to receive 7 million tourists in 2023."

"The government of Uzbekistan expects a significant increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting the country by the end of 2023," the news agency notes.

The publication quotes Shukhrat Isakulov, adviser to the director of the Silk Road office of the UN World Tourism Organization: "The expected growth rate is 34%, and the estimated number of tourists will reach 7 million. For example, in 2019, this figure was 6.7 million tourists and fell sharply due to the pandemic."

Among the CIS countries, Russia is considered the largest and most important market, since more than 600 thousand Russian tourists visited Uzbekistan in 2022.

"The pandemic has had an impact on the tourism industry, but in recent years there has been a steady trend towards recovery," the publication says. ‑ In 2022, 5.2 million tourists visited Uzbekistan. Most of all from such countries as Turkey 75.6 thousand, the Republic of Korea 19.9 thousand, Germany 17.7 thousand, India 16.8 thousand, the United States 13.1 thousand, France 11 thousand, Great Britain 10.5 thousand, Azerbaijan 10.4 thousand, Italy 8.8 thousand," - the Iranian news agency note.

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