Local hotels and MSMEs in Central Asia are championing sustainability through Green Technology and Environmental Certifications

In Central Asia there is a strong awareness and recognition that tourism affects key sectors of the economy – transportation, communications, construction, agriculture – and functions as a catalyst for socio-economic development. The potential for this sector to improve and protect incomes and livelihoods cannot be overstated, and it is essential to ensure fair, equitable […]

The seminar on tools to support the tourism business

On May 25 and 26 2022, a seminar on tools to support the tourism business was held in Nur-Sultan. The event was organized by the Eurasian Tourism Association within the framework of the project “MOST- Model for Sustainable Tourism in Central Asia: Capacity Building, Awareness Raising, Technology Implementation” withthe financial support of the European Union […]

MOST: A Two-year Journey for Sustainable Tourism in Central Asia

The unique cultural heritage, and the historical, archaeological and natural attractions of Central Asian countries continue to attract tourists to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. As the region is becoming increasingly popular for tourism, the concept of sustainable tourism has the potential to support growing local economies, by respecting communities and protecting cultural and heritage sites […]

SEMINAR ON SUSTAINABLE PLANNING OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY FOR PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

On April 21, 2022 an international seminar was held on the topic “Sustainable planning as the basis for the development of the tourism industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. The event was held by the Eurasian Tourism Association within the framework of the project “MOST- Model for Sustainable Tourism in Central Asia: Capacity Building, Awareness […]

EU Best Practices Guide in Sustainable Tourism

Written by Areti Alexopoulou The Guide on European Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism has recently been concluded (download here), with the intention to show by example concrete ways within the European Union territory that support the implementation of sustainable consumption and production patterns in the operation and delivery of the services of enterprises in the tourism […]

Introducing state of art technological solutions in Central Asia

Introducing state of art technological solutions in Central Asia APINTECH LTD, located in Cyprus,  in the framework of its participation in MOST, a Switch Asia EuropeAid project, is introducing state of the art environmental certification as well as real time building monitoring technology (BMS) in hundreds of tourism enterprises in Central Asia. As far as […]

Task 2.5 Identification of financial resources from the EU and other international donors

This study has been implemented within the framework of the project “MOST – A model for sustainable tourism in Central Asia: Building Capacities, Creating Awareness, Introducing technology” co-funded by the European Union that aims at promoting a new and well-structured model for sustainable tourism in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan that can contribute to preserving and […]

Towards a More Sustainable Tourism Model in Central Asia

Building Capacities, Creating Awareness, Introducing Technology The Central Asian countries present considerable opportunities to become major tourist destinations due to their unique cultural, historical, archaeological, and natural attractions and heritage. While Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan have strategically utilised tourism to drive economic growth, the sector still faces numerous challenges, including lack of supply chain and […]

SWITCH-Asia Housing video

Did you ever wonder how sustainable housing can improve the quality of your life? How homes and buildings are planned and developed have significant impacts on your living conditions, social life, resource use and climate mitigation. #WeSwitch​​ #SCP​​ #SustainableHomes

“Environmental certification procedures and sustainable tourism management issues” – challenges and expectations at the national level in Uzbekistan

On October 4th, 2019 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev had approved Uzbekistan’s Strategy of transition to a “green” economy for 2019-2030. “The low level of energy efficiency of the economy, irrational consumption of natural resources, slow technology upgrades, not active participation of small businesses in the implementation of innovative solutions for the development of a green economy […]