SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan is starting Fam Tours (Familiarization Tours) from the first week of November 2014 to promote its tourism products. Tours will continue until August 2015.
According to Silk Road Destinations, which is conducting the Fam Tours, foreign travel agents, travel writers, documentary makers, and tourism experts are inviting by the incoming travel agency from the first week of November 2014.
In an interview with Dispatch News Desk (DND) Vladimir KIM, who is Sales Manager for Europe and Americas of Silk Road Destinations, said that the idea behind offering Fam Tours is to keep Central Asia at the top of the tourism map and so that a focal point of Central Asian tourism will remain Uzbekistan.
Important points of his interview are as follow:
Q: Why do you organize Fam Tours?
A: Fam Tours are a great learning tool for travel agents and meeting planners. Travel agents learn about the travel products of our country (Uzbekistan) and then agents are in position to recommend travel to their customers. Travel writers and documentary producers are also invited to visit destinations so they can write or put such destinations in their writing and travel documentaries. A large number of travel writers and documentary producers visited Uzbekistan through Silk Road Destinations and promote Uzbekistan at international travel and tourism events.
Q: What is Silk Road Destinations?
A: Silk Road Destinations is a brand led by a professional team who is passionate about our region (Central Asia) which looks beyond of our customers’ expectations and provides unique itineraries that are carefully chosen to deliver the most exciting travel experience to our travelers within Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. Our manifold business interests are travels, tourism, M.I.C.E., and leisure industries.
Q: What is your purpose of making of Fam Tours?
A: The purpose of Fam Tours is to familiarize tourism professionals and media representatives with destinations and encourages them to bring future clients to these destinations. Fam Tours are effective not only for showing locations and production resources, but also as tools for establishing personal relationships with potential clients and travelers.
Q: When are you organizing these events?
A: Fam Tours are planned and scheduled for:
November 5-11, 2014
March 18-24, 2015
June 17-23, 2015
August 5-11, 2015
November 4-10, 2015
Q: What is the best time to take part in Fam Tours to Uzbekistan?
A: According to Uzbekistan Tourism National Reports, spring (March – May) and autumn are the most visited seasons in Uzbekistan, followed by summer and winter. Generally, there are ten sunny months in Uzbekistan during the entire year.
Q: What are the duration and program highlights for your Fam Tours?
A: 7 days and 6 nights is the ideal duration to discover Uzbekistan. Our main destinations for such trips are cities that are UNESCO World Heritage cities, including Samarkand and Bukhara, village of Mitan (which is under the project of Ecotourism/Collective tourism) and the capital of Tashkent. Participants have an opportunity to be a part of international and multi-cultural team from all around the world and establish new business contacts and opportunities! More detailed information is available on www.silkroaddestinations.com
Q: What are common places you show during these trips?
A: Main selected places to visit are Registan Square, Amir Temur’s (Tamerlan) Mausoleum, Bibi-Khanum Mosque in Samarkand and Poiy Kalayan, Samanid’s Masouleum, and Lyabi Hauz Ensemble in Bukhara, and others.
Q: How does one get to Uzbekistan?
A: There is a national carrier – Uzbekistan Airways – which has been operating since 1991 and flies to more than 60 destinations worldwide. Also present are Turkish Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Iran Air, Korean Air, British Airways, Air Astana, Russian Aeroflot, Tranaero, Air Kyrgyzstan, and others which touchdown at Tashkent International Airport on a daily and weekly basis.
Q: What would you say to our readers?
A: I invite tourism professionals and media representative for newly-emerging destinations to get to know the many different insights of Uzbekistan, and I hope everyone will enjoy an unforgettable week as much as I enjoy sharing my home with you!
Silk Road Destination C.A.T.I.A.-Central Asia Tours Incoming agency 1, Kuk Saray sqw., 140157, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Phone: 998 66 2311135
Fax: 998 66 2310548