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

Latest news

18 Aug 15
News
TripAdvisor’s Travel Trends Guide for the Silk Road now available
At the 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism held in Xi’an on 18-20 June 2015, the TripAdvisor Travel Trends Guide for the Silk Road 2015 was launched by Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of...
21 Jul 15
News
Press Release from Korea Tourism Organization: Korea Begins Post-MERS 100-day Tourism Recovery Plan
PRESS RELEASE Korea Tourism Organization 14 July 2015   Korea Begins Post-MERS 100-day Tourism Recovery Plan Tourism Sector Recovers as KTO Invites the World Back to S. Korea   Korea’s...
28 Jun 15
News
7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism - presentations now online
Presentations from the 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism held on 18-20 June 2015 are now available online for downloading from dropbox by clicking on this link: https://unwto....
26 Jun 15
Press Release
UNWTO and the Turkic Council to work together on tourism development
The MoU will enhance the cooperation between UNWTO and the Turkic Council in areas such as cultural tourism, including the development of the Silk Road, as a means to increase the competitiveness and...
25 Jun 15
Press Release
Silk Road Tourism Ministers commit to travel facilitation and closer marketing cooperation
Jointly organized by UNWTO, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the People's Government of the Shaanxi Province, the 7th International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism held in the...