Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Number of tourists, who visited Uzbekistan in 2017, exceeded 2.52 million, which is 24.3% higher than in 2016.
At the same time, export of tourist services increased by 24% compared to 2016 to US$1.557 billion.
In addition, 101 placement facilities were created in 2017, with a total number of 1,355 places, and 128 legal entities providing tour operator services are registered, the current number of accommodation facilities is 851, and the number of tour operators is 561.
As part of the implementation of a set of measures to ensure the safety of life and health of tourists, 442 organizations providing tourist services are certified, of which 221 provide hotel and 221 - tour operator services.
During 2017, 128 entrepreneurs received licenses to conduct activities of tour operators.