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

28 Jun 15
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...
22 May 15
Renowned adventurer Tim Cope to speak at 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism
Inspired by a desire to understand the nomadic way of life, author, film maker and adventurer Tim Cope embarked on a remarkable journey: 6,000 miles on horseback across the Eurasian steppe from...
14 Apr 15
The UNWTO Silk Road Programme welcomes Spain as its 32nd Member State
Spain recently became the 32nd member to join the UNWTO Silk Road Programme, a collaborative platform aimed at developing sustainable and internationally competitive tourism along the historic Silk...