On January 23, the International Tourism Exhibition "FITUR-2019" began its work in the capital of Spain, at the IFEMA exhibition center in Madrid. The exhibition was officially opened by King Philip VI of Spain.
At FITUR-2019 Uzbekistan takes part with a single national stand, at which Uzbekistan Airways, the State Committee for Tourism Development and travel companies of Uzbekistan represent their services and the tourism potential of our country.
This forum serves as a global communication platform for the development of future strategies in the tourism industry, taking into account changes in consumer demand and, as a rule, to promote the tourism business. The fair is also considered the most important entry into the Latin American market. Every year more than 10,000 exhibiting companies from more than 165 countries of the world participate in it, the number of its visitors is over 250 thousand, of which 60% are professionals in the field of tourism and 40% are people from the general public. The event is covered by 7,500 journalists from around the world.
On January 23, in the framework of the FITUR-2019 exhibition, a presentation of the tourism potential of Uzbekistan, organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Spain, will also be held.
Note that according to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On additional measures for the accelerated development of tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan”, starting from February 1, 2019, the Kingdom of Spain is also included in the list of countries for which, a visa-free regime is established for a period of 30 days, which in its the queue gives impetus to increase the tourist flow from Spain to Uzbekistan. In 2018, the number of Spanish tourists visiting Uzbekistan amounted to more than 7 thousand people.