New Yorkers and its guests enjoyed attending The New York Times Travel Show from March 2nd till March 4, 2012 at the Javits Center and they traveled around the whole world without leaving New York. It was such a fascinating international celebration where more than 500 destinations from 150 countries were presented. See last video on YouTube
Uzbekistan Consulate, Kelajak Tour and Silk Road Treasure Tours booth was located in the Asia section of the Convention center where we had thousands of attendees- international consumers, travel professionals and media who wanted to learn about our beautiful homeland- Uzbekistan where ancient civilizations deleloped throughout the centuries. They stopped to learn about our UNESCO HERITAGE Sites, Music , Silk and Spice festivals, warm hospitality, exotic Silk Road Bazaars and spectacular mountains and Deserts.
Many attendees were interested in the cultural discovery, photography safaris adventure tours (camel safari-horseback riding, stay in a yurt) and we did all our best to educate them about Uzbekistan, its ancient cities Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Shakhrisabz, magnificent monuments, caravan serais, mosques, medresehs, spectacular mountains and tourism facilities.
There were 5 cultural stages at the Travel Show which featured live performances and culinary presentations from around the globe! Two days in a row we have given the presentation and dance performances at the Asia Stage where attendees enjoyed learning about Uzbekistan and the Silk Road, national dance, music, costumes and beauty and hospitality of Uzbekistan people. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Zamira Salim and her dance group (Turkestanian-American Association) for the most beautiful performance which left a wonderful impression for the attendees.
Many travelers expressed that they have traveled all over the world and they thought that their next destination would be Uzbekistan and the Silk Road.
It was such a great event and great promotion of Uzbekistan! Today many Americans are learning about Uzbekistan, its ancient cities Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva and Tashkent with great interest. Our goal is to increase the number and to show them our fascinating homeland and its world famous festivals and hospitality. We would like to invite all our friends from Uzbekistan and Central Asia to join us to promote our beautiful countries.