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Director Zou Tongqian was awarded the Uzbekistan badge of "Tourism Devotee"
来源:中国文化和旅游产业研究院 日期:2021-04-27 浏览次数: 字号:[ ]

On October 13, 2020, an award ceremony was held at the Hilton Hotel in Tashkent, granting the “Tourism Devotee” badge to Director Zou Tongqian in recognition of his contribution to the development of tourism in Uzbekistan. The leaders of the National Committee for Tourism Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan attended the award ceremony. The recipient of the award, honorary guests, representatives of ministries, departments and local media attended the ceremony. The event was announced by Aziz Abdukhakimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Chairman of the National Tourism Development Council.

“Tourism Devotee” badge

In recent years, the President’s signed several decrees and resolutions to accelerate the development of tourism in Uzbekistan, and therefore tourism has been regarded as one of the strategic areas in promoting the economy. At the same time, a lot of work has been done in the development of tourism in our region. The emergence and granting of the badge “Tourism Fidoyisi” is a precious gift to the 29th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan. “I hope this badge will invite citizens of our Republic and compatriots living abroad to show the world the rich history and culture of our motherland,” said Aziz Abdukakimov.

Professor Zou Tongqian, assistant to the director of BISU and director of China Academy of Culture and Tourism, won the award for his contribution to the joint construction of the “Silk Road” International Tourism University. As the principal advisor of “Silk Road” International Tourism University, Professor Zou Tongqian has made major contribution to the following areas: guiding the formulation of strategic plans for the university, assisting in organizing foreign teachers, promoting scientific research cooperation, boosting international exchanges between teachers and students, helping with UNWTO=TedQual certification, teaching undergraduates, postgraduates, and distance education projects, organizing nationwide talent training programmes for the Chinese tourism market, coordinating Chinese tourism education resources to assist the construction of the Silk Road International Tourism University, helping to organize the China-Uzbekistan Culture and Tourism Network Forum held by the United Nations South-South Cooperation Organization, and assisting Uzbekistan in opening up the Chinese tourism market. 

Aziz Abdukakimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Chairman of the National Tourism Development Council receives Professor Zou Tongqian

See the official website for more information of the award: https://qalampir.uz/n/26990

Official website of the National Tourism Development Council of Uzbekistan:


Aziz Abdukakimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Chairman of the National Tourism Development Council awarded the prize in person. Due to the impact of the epidemic, Professor Zou Tongqian visited the award ceremony in person. The award will be presented in the next trip to Uzbekistan.

Aziz Abdukakimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, presented the awards in person

List of holders of the "Tourism Devotee" badge in Uzbekistan:

1. Abdullaev Mahmud Mamadjanovich- Head of restaurant "LAZZAT" in Uzbekistan, South Korea;

2. Badak Sadik- Advisor to the Chairman of the Turkish National Tourism Development Council;

3. Bekjanova Amina Karimbaevna-Director of MUINAK TOUR LLC (Republic of Karakalpakstan);

4. Zarifullaev Gulmurad Sayfullaevich- The person in charge of the family hotel "Sintobiston" (Navoi area);

5. Kadirov Doniyor Bakhtiyorovich- Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Uzbekistan, responsible for the safety of tourism and transportation facilities-Colonel;

6. Kurosawa Kiyoshi-film director, screenwriter, writer, producer of “To the Edge of the World” filmed in Uzbekistan (Japan);

7. Makhkamov Ilham Rustamovich- First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

8. Nazirov Alisher Nosirovich- Potter, member of the Listadan brunch of the “Craftsman” Association (Ligana);

9. Saidaminov Murodulla- General Manager of Eastern Voyage Travel Agency (Samarkand Region);

10. Sophie Ibbotson- Tourism Brand Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

11. Saliev Takhirjan Nurmamatovich- Chairman of Uzbekistan Aviation Federation;

12. Tony Tongqian Zou-Advisor to the President of “Silk Road” International Tourism University (People's Republic of China);

13. Tukhvatullina Elmira Akramovna- Deputy Director of Creative Affairs of Uzbekistan National Television and Broadcasting Corporation, State Unitary Enterprise “Worldwide”;

14. Ubaydullaev Ravshan Umarovich- Project Manager of Ski Resort “Amirsoy”;

15. Uaterdik Katerina- The builder restored the “Shukhov” water plant in Bukhara and built a tourist demonstration facility, an investor (France);

16. Sharapov Anvar Kurbanovich- Deceased (late Chairman of the Association of Private Tourism Organization of Uzbekistan, late Advisor to the Chairman of the National Committee for Tourism Development;

17. Kholmatov Erkin Irgashevich- Director of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection of Jizak Region;

18. Hayitova Mukhayyo Kholmurodovna- Deputy Director of the Coordination Department of the Territorial Department of the National Tourism Development Council;

19. Hakimov Dilyor Zafarovich- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Kingdom of Belgium, Head of Representative Office of the European Union and NATO.

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