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

20 Mar 18
Malaysia joins the UNWTO Silk Road Programme
The UNWTO Silk Road Programme welcomes Malaysia, who recently joined the Programme, now comprising 34 Member States. Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, the UNWTO Secretary General, praised its adhesion in his...
16 Mar 18
7th UNWTO Silk Road Tour Operators Forum
Generously supported by ITB Berlin, this year’s edition of the Silk Road Tour Operators Forum, a specialised event focused on the Silk Road private tourism sector, took place on Thursday, 8...
15 Mar 18
8th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey organize the 8th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting, which will be held in Kayseri, Turkey on...
14 Mar 18
8th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting
In what was the biggest UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting to date, 34 Member States convened in ITB Berlin to discuss the “2025 Silk Road Tourism Agenda”. Also attended by numerous UNWTO Affiliate...
Press Release
07 Mar 18
Silk Road: The Most Important Transnational Tourism Route of the 21st Century
With the theme “2025 Silk Road Tourism Agenda”; the Ministers and Heads of the National Tourism Administrations shared their main ideas and strategies, which bring together 34 countries, Malaysia...