The British newspaper "Financial Times" has published an article about the most attractive tourist destinations in 2017. This ranking contained nine states, including Uzbekistan which took second place.

The rankings are based on a survey of business executives, leaders of the tourism industry, such as "Wild Frontiers", "KE Adventure Travel", "Discover the World", "Ampersand Travel", "Oetker Collection", "Red Savannah", "Cazenove and Loyd".

According to the founder of travel company "Wild Frontiers" Johnny Bilby, tourists prefer to visit unique places. The most attractive destination countries are on the Silk Road now.

The authors have recommended that if the tourists do not have time to travel around the Great Silk Road, a visit in Uzbekistan is worth to this. This country with its ancient cities as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Tashkent, unique architectural monuments, deserts and blossoming valleys, tours on horses and camels creates a feeling that the person has visited all the countries in the region.

The article specifically mentions the Decree of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev "On measures to ensure the accelerated development of the tourism industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan" dated December 2, 2016. Tasks, new opportunities and convenience provided by the document have been highly appreciated in the publication.

"Financial Times" is one of the most respected publications in the field of business. Almost 2.3 million people read it daily. The main readers of the newspaper are the heads of large companies and organizations, including the world's leading travel companies.