In Samarkand, French Specialists Discuss Tourism Trends
Members of the Association of Tourist Companies of the Paris Region (Les Entreprises du Voyage Ile de France) arrived in Samarkand onboard a special flight of Uzbekistan Airways.
An agreement was reached earlier between the Embassy of Uzbekistan in France and the Association of Tourist Companies of the Paris region to hold the next regular annual conference in Samarkand. In accordance with this deal, more than 100 chiefs and other officials of the tourist companies of Paris have visited our country.
At the Samarkand International Airport, the specialists were solemnly greeted by officials led by the hokim of the city F. Rahimov.
Warmly welcoming the guests, the city mayor informed that all the necessary conditions were there for holding the next conference of the association in Samarkand. The municipality and local travel companies expressed readiness to cooperate with Paris in tourism.
President of the Ile de France Association, Lionel de Robieux, noted that the trip of French tourist companies to Uzbekistan will contribute to the further development of cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism and open up new prospects. He also thanked for the arrangement of the meeting at a high organizational level.
“Samarkand is the center of the ancient Great Silk Road, a fabulous city,” Lionel de Robieux said. “To visit this city and enjoy its beauty is the dream of every Frenchman and woman. Therefore, today, representatives of the major tourist companies of France arrived in Samarkand with the intention of bolstering mutually advantageous cooperation. Holding a regular conference of our association in this historic city is a great honor for us.”
In addition to the forum held in the Registan Plaza Hotel, excursions were organized around the tourist sites of Samarkand, so were presentations of the city’s tourism opportunities, meetings of representatives of local travel agents and companies with their French counterparts.