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

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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
News
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
News
'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
News
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...
03 Feb 16
News
UNWTO International Conference on Heritage Tourism: How do we Foster, Present and Preserve World Treasures?
  The UNWTO International Conference on Heritage Tourism will provide a forum for the tourism industry, governments, academia, representatives of local communities, and international...