Due to coronavirus pandemic, businesses cannot rely on foreign visitors this year. And the flow of domestic tourists is rather small.
Coronavirus pandemic has given a surprising opportunity for the development and strengthening of domestic tourism. But whether Kazakhstanis will go on vacation within the country after its end mainly depends on business restructuring.
5-Stan Podcast: The Problems of Tourism Industry Development During the Crisis Following COVID-19 Pandemic in Tajikistan
The world has yet to assess the damage from the economic crisis that erupted during the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, its destructive consequences appear already, and the tourism industry was the first to experience them. This podcast episode reveals how tourism in Tajikistan was affected and whether the damage to this sector of the country’s economy can be reduced. (more…)
Back in 2016 in Tajikistan, in order to develop tourism, the authorities introduced a new type of service – electronic visa (E-Visa). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan believed that it would simplify visa obtaining process for foreigners. However, travel companies and some tourists complain that these visas are difficult to obtain.
For further development of tourism sector, we need to transit from quantity to quality by switching to a higher paid market, according to experts of both countries.
Rural tourism can become another mechanism for increasing the efficiency of Tajik agriculture and economy altogether.