Welcome to the UNWTO Silk Road Programme website

The UNWTO Silk Road Programme is a collaborative initiative designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road route. It aims to maximize the benefits of tourism development for local Silk Road communities, while stimulating investment and promoting the conservation of the route's natural and cultural heritage. Additionally, it is working to foster greater co- operation between Silk Road countries and regions, with the established aim of creating a seamless and memorable Silk Road travel experience.

On this website you will find information on the objectives and key areas of activity of our programme, information on our participating Member States and other relevant stakeholders, as well information concerning key Silk Road events and conferences


Mon 07 Nov 2016 - Wed 09 Nov 2016 World Travel Market (WTM) - 2016
Tue 08 Nov 2016 #SilkRoadNOW: Sharing the Experience!

Latest news

18 Oct 16
Press Release
Mongolia hosts the UNWTO Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities
The conference gathered Ministers and high-level officials from nine UNWTO Silk Road Member States, official representatives from Silk Road regions, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
28 Apr 16
Press Release
UNWTO Silk Road Task Force commits to work on joint marketing, training, infrastructure development and visa facilitation
The 6th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting, hosted in the ancient Silk Road city of Urmia, was organized by UNWTO, the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Association (ICHTO) and the...
18 Mar 16
Kayah State of Myanmar wins prestigious tourism film award as part of major promotional activities at ITB Berlin 2016
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) partnered with the International Trade Centre (ITC) to promote the Kayah State of Myanmar in a series of well-attended events at ITB Berlin. The events included...
14 Mar 16
Press Release
Public-private partnerships key to the success of Silk Road Tourism
Addressing the meeting, UNWTO Secretary-General said “governments must lead and direct tourism policies, but the engine behind tourism development is the private sector, and thus one cannot work...
01 Mar 16
Press Release
UNWTO activities at ITB Berlin 2016 to focus on the Silk Road and Child Protection
One of the major events organized by UNWTO at ITB Berlin will be the 6th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting (9 March). The meeting brings together Ministers and high ranking officials...
19 Feb 16
'David Baddiel on the Silk Road' to air on Sunday 21 February at 9pm on the Discovery Channel UK
UNWTO Silk Road Programme was pleased to collaborate with Pioneer Productions and Discovery Networks International on the production of the four part series 'David Baddiel on the Silk Road' which...
08 Feb 16
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) supporting the International Trade Center (ITC) in promoting the Kayah State of Myanmar at ITB Berlin
With the support of UNWTO, the International Trade Center (ITC) will be organizing a series of events at ITB Berlin 2016. Aimed at showcasing the tourism potential of Myanmar, the events will also...