Uzbekistan and Silk Road Destinations™ - Winner of 20th Annual Socially Responsible Tourism Travel Awards “TO DO!-2014”

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Uzbekistan and Silk Road Destinations Tourism Agency was announced the winner at 20th Annual Ceremony Award of Socially Responsible Tourism International Contest “TO DO! 2014” on March 4, 2015 at ITB Berlin. In the 20th contest round, projects from ten countries had been submitted, including Uzbekistan, where only three countries was awarded by winning prize.

Our agency – Silk Road Destinations™ set up a community based project in the remote village of Mitan (2008). Our guests get into direct contact with local families and their culture and traditions. The project is aimed to generate an additional income for the villagers. It is also meant to contribute to cultural exchange and to have a better understanding between people with different social and religious backgrounds.

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Silk Road Destinations director and initiator of “Mitan. Responsible Tourism” project,  Ravshan TURAKULOV who feels very  happy and proud personally took the award from Mr. Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.

I want to mention that the contest is organized by the Institute for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung) and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Bread for the World – Church Development Service, forum Anders Reisen e. V., ITB Berlin, Studiosus Reisen München and the Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism.

Vladimir KIM
Travel Supervisor at Silk Road Destinations™