Uzbekistan regularly takes one of the central places in this forum. This time the tourist potential of our country was represented by four major tour operators. These are already familiar to our readership Sovjet Reizen, Koning Aap, Travel Experts and Hobo Reizen. Their main customers are mostly residents of the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as some German cities located near the Belgian border.
With the support of our country's diplomatic mission in Brussels, these tour companies organized an interesting presentation that attracted the attention of European specialists in the sphere and potential tourists. On huge stands dedicated to Uzbekistan, they could contemplate in the magnificent photos all the magnificence of the blue domes of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara, a great variety of unprecedented natural landscapes. Highly in demand were such little-known tourist destinations for Uzbekistan as the visit to the dried-up bottom of the Aral Sea, camel tours on desert sands, and around the Aydar-Arnasay lakes system, which were little known to the Belgian and Dutch travelers. Ecological tourism was also presented by trips to the unique corners of the Chatkal-Ugam mountain system in the Tashkent region, the rare oases of Kashkadarya and the Ferghana Valley.
Potential tourists, who planned their trips to Uzbekistan this year, expressed their enthusiasm with the choice of the tour and the desire to find themselves in our country as soon as possible.
In particular, the main guide of the Travel Experts company, Yves van Kileg, planning to come to Uzbekistan with a group of Belgian and Dutch tourists in the spring, said that the popularity of this direction is growing rapidly throughout Europe.
- I first visited Uzbekistan last year with amateurs of travel. All of them had wonderful impressions then, and thanks to our Uzbek partners, the tour was organized at a high level. All the cities that we visited, we really liked. We were subdued by professional, loving guides, fluent in English and French. European tourists were also fascinated by the hospitality and responsiveness of the locals. And we simply fell in love with the ancient city of Samarkand.
We traveled to historical places, and we were impressed by the quality of hotel services, hotels in Samarkand and Bukhara, decorated in national style, their comfortable rooms. The trip also opened to us the amazing gastronomic delights of Uzbekistan. Our tourists, who tried to try as many local dishes as possible, forever remembered the unsurpassed taste of national cuisine, especially Uzbek pilaf.