Mr. Kabir Jurazoda, Director of the CAREC Institute, provided an interview to the China Global Television Network regarding regional tourism cooperation in Central Asia. He proposed that Central Asian countries and the PRC collaboratively promote regional tourism by connecting countries’ tourist attractions, and outstanding natural and cultural resources found within each country to provide visitors with an exceptional tourism experience along the Silk Road. CAREC countries can promote a common brand, such as “Visit the Silk Road”, by developing and launching a China-Central Asia tourism web portal and organizing joint tourism activities by tour operators and other tourism services providers.
In December 2020, ministers and senior officials from the 11 CAREC member countries endorsed the CAREC Tourism Strategy 2030 to promote safe, sustainable, and inclusive tourism development in the region, and enhance its attractiveness as a competitive tourism destination globally. The strategy adopts a holistic approach, covering five strategic pillars: connectivity and infrastructure, quality and standards, skills development, marketing and branding, and market intelligence. The strategy also mainstreams six cross-cutting themes: health, safety, and security; digitalization; gender equality; environmental sustainability; involvement of the private sector; and universal access to tourism services.
The full version of the interview is available at https://news.cgtn.com/news/2023-09-05/Caves-or-camels-What-makes-Dunhuang-a-must-go-to-spot-in-China–1mRfLxFaYb6/index.html