In 2014 the project " Silk Road Heritage Corridors " conducted an analysis of the tourist audience, visiting or visited Uzbekistan. According to statistics of the poll conducted by the UNWTO was published informative article, containing the data from a survey of international visitors of Uzbekistan, on behalf of travelers surveyed on a variety of places: from the airport to the University of Economics. The initiators of the research were "Uzbektourism" and UNESCO.
According to the survey, identified a steady increase of tourists from abroad. Over the last 3 years the number of tourists increased from 1.2 million to 2 million per year. Regulars among tourists become citizens of Russia, Turkey, India, Germany and Korea.
Average age of tourist - older than 50 years, with higher education. In most cases, the guests of the country enjoyed the tour package, but do not exclude the possibility of the arrival of independent travel. Averaged term - about 10 days. Tourist route covers the most ancient and beautiful cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva.
The most popular type of tourism is orientation and a high-class vacation. Guests of Uzbekistan noted the highest level of service, diverse, convenient transportation infrastructure, as well as a unique, oriental hospitality. About 80% of respondents say that the main reason for a visit to Uzbekistan is the desire to witness the cultural and historical monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
But not only that attracts tourists to the country, about 75% of respondents note low prices in Uzbekistan for foodstuffs and other products, and so the same high quality, but inexpensive souvenirs and national culture pieces, which are abundant purchased visitors. The most preferred airlines are: «Uzbekistan Airways», «TurkishAirlines», «Aeroflot», and the most important source of information is, of course, the Internet.
More than 80% of respondents believe that traveling in Uzbekistan is one of the most safe, 70% of them recommend entourage to visit this beautiful country. Big influence on tourism in Uzbekistan has its historical involvement in the Great Silk Road that now is actually the tourism products and brands in particular. The interest in this remark show about 80% of the respondents named the cause of the rest of the acquaintance with local traditions and customs. Considerable interest of the respondents caused national cuisine.