Third International Meeting on the Silk Road
Attended by over 85 international delegates from 26 countries, the Third International Silk Road Meeting constituted an important step in establishing the Silk Road as a tourism destination. Building on the advances made until the date (a unified framework, common Action Plans, tourism sector networking, etc.), the high level attendants agreed upon future guidelines: to increase efforts to achieve global awareness for the Silk Road brand, to promote intercultural dialogue, to intensify product development, and to invest in human capital. Additionally, the Meeting also focused on investment opportunities, hotel development, and travel facilitation issues.
- Identification of visa restrictions as most serious impediment to the project, calling upon tourism administrations to appeal to their governments regarding visa and frontier formalities
- Establishment of business links with the aviation industry of the region