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

19 Nov 15
#Social Silk Road Seminar at WTM London 2015: The rise of experiential travel and the booking revolution
#Social Silk Road Seminar at WTM London 2015: The rise of experiential travel and the booking revolution Organized by UNWTO, Travel Perspective and supported by WTM London After the success of last...
29 Oct 15
Press Release
UNWTO activities at WTM London to focus on destination branding, the Silk Road and youth travel
During the same day, UNWTO will present the first Global Conference on Wine Tourism, in cooperation with the Georgian National Tourism Administration to be held in Georgia in 2016. The activity is...
21 Oct 15
UNWTO hosts 3rd Meeting of Joint Working Group of the Almaty Bishkek Corridor Initiative (ABCI)
Picture: UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. Taleb Rifai with participants of the 3rd Meeting of the Joint Working Group of the ABCI at Madrid HQ. On 19-20 October 2015, UNWTO hosted the 3rd Meeting of...
13 Oct 15
Official Press Release issued by the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Conference “Community Based Tourism in Central Asia: Potential drivers for regional development and integration" On Friday the 16th, the Conference “Community Based...
23 Sep 15
First ECO - Silk Road Food Festival
On 31 August to 4 September 2015, the “First ECO – Silk Road Food Festival” took place in the Silk Road city of Zanjan, located in north-western Iran. Hosted by the Zanjan Cultural Heritage,...