Agro-tourism is well developed in such countries as Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Greece, France. Here, tourists, living a certain time in the countryside, get acquainted with local traditions, lifestyle, take part in traditional field work. In our country there are also ample opportunities for the development of this form of travel and leisure.
In the State Program for the Implementation of the Strategy of Actions along Five Priority Tracks for the Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, in the Year of Support for Active Enterprise, Innovative Ideas and Technologies, tasks are set for adapting exemplary farms to servicing tourists, developing agro-tourism in order to expand the flow and increase the duration of stay of tourists in our country.
The State Committee for Tourism Development is systematically working on the organization of a new type of recreation.
“A list of facilities to receive tourists interested in agro-tourism is being formed”, said Aziz Makhsumov, chief specialist with the State Committee for Tourism Development. “On the official website and on the pages of the committee in social networks, information on agro-tourism facilities is posted, tour operators arrange travel programs. They are also handed over to the newly arriving tourists. Through these programs, guests can visit these sites and get acquainted with new directions of tourism.
Those who have expressed desire to conduct activities in the direction of agro-tourism can become members of the group @Agroturizm in Telegram. The group publishes news on the topic, a list of agro-tourism facilities, statistical information, data about innovative ideas and initiatives.
Today, agro-tourism is considered a promising form of tourism. One of the institutions offering its services in this direction is the sanatorium Mehrigiyo located in Uchkuprik district of the Ferghana region.
In this institution, which brings together experienced doctors, phytotherapeutists and folk medicine workers, customers and visitors are served on the basis of modern techniques and traditions of ancient oriental medicine. The establishment produces tea, medicinal and herbal extracts from more than 30 types of curative plants.
Here, tourists can see with their own eyes the process of making medicinal drinks from healing leaves grown here, in particular from olives, rosemary, guava, from other herbs and shrubs.
In addition, the attention of travelers is attracted by restaurants, plantations, recreation rooms of this institution.