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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12 Feb 18
Vikings along the Silk Road
Vikings along the Silk Road The UNWTO Silk Road Programme, together with the Vikings Cultural Route, discovers Viking heritage and their contributions to Silk Road. During the Western Silk Road...
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02 Feb 18
8th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting
    8th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting  2025 Silk Road Tourism Agenda   Wednesday 7 March 2018, 14.00-16.00   ‘Berlin Room’, Hall 7.3, ITB   Kindly...
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30 Jan 18
7th UNWTO Silk Road Tour Operators Forum
Thursday 8 March 2018, 14.00-16.00  'Palais West Room’, ITB Berlin    Generously supported by ITB Berlin, this year’s edition of the Silk Road Tour Operators Forum, a specialised...
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07 Dec 17
UNWTO Silk Road Programme represented at 3rd Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival, China
  The Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival took place on 19-20 November 2017. The Festival was established in 2015 to connect ASEAN, Taiwan and China mainland. It promotes...
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01 Dec 17
The onsite course of the UNWTO Silk Road Training and Capacity Building Programme gathers representatives from 12 Silk Road countries in Madrid and Valencia, Spain
  The onsite course of the UNWTO Silk Road Training and Capacity Building Programme gathers representatives from 12 Silk Road countries in Madrid and Valencia, Spain.    In a ground-...