The Kyrgyz Republic needs premium-class tourists who are used to rest expensive and spend thousands of dollars for a trip. Therefore, one of the target markets for travel to Kyrgyzstan is the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia.
Every year thousands of tourists come from this kingdom to the Kyrgyz Republic, which on average spend 1500-2000 thousand dollars for a 5-day trip. And their interest in traveling to our country is growing. Regular flights from Jeddah to Osh and Bishkek have already been launched, and there are 6 weekly flights between our countries.
Arab travel companies want to send more tourists to Kyrgyzstan. To support their interest, representatives of 32 travel agencies from the cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Kuwait held an information tour.
Within three days, the guests viewed the sights, got acquainted with the nomadic culture, got acquainted with the national cuisine, studied the living conditions. They admired the change of seasons in the Ala-Archa Nature Park, where the first snow has already fallen, rejoiced at the waterfalls in the Kegety Gorge, rose to the Burana Tower, watched the show "salbuurun" and national horse games.
October 18 - the final and most important day of stay of Arab tour operators in Kyrgyzstan. Today, they communicated with their Kyrgyz counterparts, exchanged contacts, and stipulated the terms of cooperation.
We liked everything - both nature and your hospitable people. Next time we will definitely visit other regions, especially we want to see Issyk-Kul. Saudi tourists love to travel large families, live in nature, enjoy delicious food. That’s why they like your country very much," said RateHawk Regional Manager Wail Naba.
Infotour for Arab tour operators were organized by the Tourism Development Support Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Department of Tourism at the IEC and the Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators (KATO).
Partners included hotels Novotel, B Hotel, Park Hotel, Five, Sheraton Bishkek and travel companies Jazeera Travel and Zakher Travel.