Publications

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A Strategic Approach to Tourism in 10 Destinations: Maximising the Potential of the Silk Road
A Strategic Approach to Tourism in 10 destinations: Maximising the Potential of the Silk Road is a joint report compiled by UNWTO and the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). It highlights the findings of 170 final year EHL students who worked together with 10 destinations to devise strategies and...
2012
A Strategic Approach to Visa Facilitation in the Silk Road Countries
The study includes analysis of existing visa procedures and other formalities in the Silk Road countries, based on the results of a survey of the corresponding embassies and consulates. The results of the survey leads to a comparative analysis on the various rules, regulations and procedures...
2005
BUILDING A STRONGER SILK ROAD
These recommendations were formulated following the UNWTO Tour Operators’ Forum on the Silk Road - Creating a Stronger Business Environment for Growth event that took place in Berlin on 9 March 2012, hosted by ITB Berlin. BUILDING A STRONGER SILK ROAD: Strategic Recommendations for Enhancing...
2012
Conclusions & Highlights: 6th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism
On 1-3 August 2013, the 6th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism took place in Dunhuang, an event jointly organized by UNWTO, China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the People’s Government of Gansu Province. The Meeting highlighted the increasing interest in developing...
2013
Developing a Sustainable Tourism Strategy for the Silk Roads Heritage Corridors
In anticipation of the increase in interest and visitation that is expected to follow the potential nomination of these Silk Road Heritage Corridors, UNWTO and UNESCO are working with experts to design and implement an effective tourism management strategy aimed at maximizing the opportunities of...
2013
Experience the Silk Road Ministers' Summit - ITB Berlin 2011
On 9 March 2011, Ministers, Ambassadors and high-ranking officials from over 20 countries met at ITB Berlin at the first annual UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Summit to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Silk Road tourism development.Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and...
2011
FLAVOURS OF THE SILK ROAD Conference - Highlights & Conclusions
On 6 and 7 September 2012, representatives from tourism ministries, national tourism offices, tourism officials, experts and grass roots practitioners from across the Silk Road countries met in Baku, Azerbaijan for the “Flavours of the Silk Road: International Conference on Food, Culture and...
2012
How to source Japan – A major Market for the Silk Road
The Silk Road Travel Forum with its theme “How to Source Japan - A Major Market for the Silk Road” was held in Kyoto, Japan on 21 February 1998, gathering together many tourism ministers and senior officials of national tourism administrations and tour operators from the Silk Road countries and the...
1998
Introduction to the Silk Road Programme
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...
2012
Investment Guide to the Silk Road 2014
The Investment Guide to the Silk Road is an integral part of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) work in the Silk Road region, which comprises the States of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the four western Chinese provinces of Gansu,...
2014