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

25 May 18
LAST DAYS TO REGISTER - Postgraduate Diploma in Mountain Destination Management
Application Deadline: 31st May 2018   Don’t lose the opportunity to gain a degree in mountain destination management and improve your professional experience in the tourism sector!  ...
07 May 18
Inaugurated the UNWTO.TedQual Seminar in Egypt
  UNWTO.TedQual Seminar in Egypt - May 2018 The UNWTO.TedQual Seminar in Cairo, organized by the World Tourism Organization, its UNWTO.Themis Foundation, and with the support of the Ministry of...
02 May 18
UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Group convene in Turkey to discuss new Silk Road Action Plan
27 Task Force members representing Silk Road Member States, International Organizations and UNWTO Affiliate Members from the public and private tourism sector convened in the Silk Road city of...
30 Apr 18
UNWTO.TedQual Certification - Nanjing Institute of Tourism & Hospitality
The UNWTO.TedQual Programme is pleased to announce that the following Tourism Education programmes at the Nanjing Institute of Tourism & Hospitality have been awarded the UNWTO.TedQual...
05 Apr 18
Western Silk Road University Challenge - presentation of results
The presentation of the outcomes of the Western Silk Road University Challenge took place on 27-28 March 2018 in Toulouse. Jointly organized by the UNWTO Silk Road Programme of the World Tourism...