From June 17 to 18 of this year, through the joint efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Akimat of the Turkestan region of Kazakhstan, an information tour “Turkestan is the pearl of the Turkic Nations” was organized for journalists and bloggers.
As part of the info tour, the guests attended the opening of the Uzbek-Kazakh youth forum “OPEN TURKISTAN YOUTH”. Special guests of the forum were Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan Lola Rakhmanbaeva, chief specialist of the Association of Youth Workers Timur Iskhakov, as well as youth activists Bakhyt Jandos, blogger Baidaulet Jamankulov. During the forum, they exchanged answers for questions on various topics, shared their thoughts with the youth.
It is worth noting that within the framework of the info-tour, representatives of the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage met with the rector of the International University of Tourism and Hospitality Murzamadieva Mainura. During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects for academic exchange, the development of joint training programs for students and faculties of both universities, the organization of joint research projects and research programs, the holding of joint seminars and scientific and practical conferences and the implementation of joint innovative projects with the possible involvement of interested investors from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, as well as other countries.
In addition, the two-day excursion program included an introductory tour around such sights of Turkestan as the Karvan-Saray, the Khoja Ahmed Yassawi complex, the Uly Dala Eli museum, a flying cinema, the Sauran ancient settlement, the Ukasha ata mausoleum, the Mazhratut mulberry bush, the city of Kentau and Jastar amusement park.
The organized info-tour enabled the delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan to get acquainted with the tourist potential of the Turkestan region, with its unique natural resources, sanatorium and resort facilities, cultural attractions of the region, including a variety of cuisine and hospitality traditions.
The organizers are confident that the info-tour will give an additional impetus to further expand mutually beneficial cooperation and attract tourists from the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan.