Uzbekistan Targets Annual 15m Tourist Arrivals by 2030
Uzbekistan Targets Annual 15m Tourist Arrivals by 2030
KHIVA, Uzbekistan – The historical and cultural city of Khiva in Republic of Uzbekistan on Sunday, June 2, hosted the 12th session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) where Uzbekistan said targeting arrival of over 15m tourists annuaaly by 2030.

Uzbekistan Targets Annual 15m Tourist Arrivals by 2030

TEHRAN (Iran News) The event started with observing one minute of silence on the occasion of the martyrdom of Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

In the last edition of the meeting, Khiva was declared as the Tourism Capital of the Islamic World.

In the event Uzbekistan’s tourism minister Aziz Abdukhakimov highlighted major programs of his country for attracting tourists and turning the country as a hub for the tourists in the center.

He said that currently Uzbekistan President is working for broadening reforms in the tourism sector as one of his macro-economic policies. He added that in 2023 some 7m tourists visited the country and the number of tourists including locals has exceeded 21m and the exports of tourism services has surpassed $2.1b.

Abdukhakimov further said that according to the 2023-Uzbekistan Policy, Uzbekistan is working to increase the number of tourist arrivals to 15m annually by 2023 and the amount of tourism services revenues to $5b.


He noted that today the tourism industry in the OIC states is growing fast for example in 2020, 224m tourists visited the the OIC statesand the number of local tourists has exceeded 80m. He added that the share of tourism industry from the national economies of the OIC was $753.5b.

Meanwhile in the meeting the participants the potentials for tourism in the OIC members were unveiled and the outcomes of the accomplished efforts were analyzed and they tabled plans for the future.

Khiva hosted the delegations from 56 countries as well as representatives of 14 international organizations like partners of the OIC.