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Date: 8-9 December 2012

Winter Handicraft Fair 2012 Dushanbe

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Date: 3-11 November 2012

Berlin, 11 November 2012 – There will always be money to buy gifts. That was the message of the 40,000 visitors at the fifty-first Import Shop Berlin which came to an end on Sunday. More than 90 per cent of them took home purchases – quality handicrafts, fashion wear and accessoires, jewellery, musical instruments and Christmas gifts with a difference – spending an average of 141 euros in the process, the same as in 2011. The 600 exhibitors from 59 countries at the fair reported sales of around 5.8 million euros.

“With its outstanding show on the Silk Road and with Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia and Vietnam hosting national displays for the first time the Import Shop Berlin offered even greater diversity than last year”, is how Barbara Mabrook, the project manager of the Import Shop Berlin , summed up the fair. “The reactions from visitors were very positive. Due to the extended opening hours there was also more time for shopping. Exhibitors also benefited by being able to put higher-quality products and more complex articles on sale.“

More than 96 per cent of the visitors said they were satisfied with their visit and over 95 per cent said they would recommend it to others. 94 per cent declared their intention to visit the Import Shop again next year. 80 per cent of the visitors rated the products on offer as good or very good. All the main statistics of this year’s event were as positive as last year’s results.

Financial support GIZ-Tajikistan

Virtual Market place of  "Tourism Development Center"

Participation of Tourism Development Center and the Union of the Tajik craftmen at "Import Shop Berlin".

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Date: Semtember 2012


The Third National Tourism Conference took place at Hotel Hyatt Regency Dushanbe on September 27, coinciding with United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s World Tourism Day.

The conference considered issues related to ways to enhance the sustainability component of tourism product development whilst recognizing changing market demands.

The theme for this year’s Conference was “A Walk on the Wild Side: Getting Competitive!”

The conference was organized by the Youth Committee of Sports and Tourism of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Tajik Association of Travel Organizations supported by the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan, organizations Diar Duashanbe and GIZ-Tajikistan, as well of travel agencies and organizations.




Date: May 2012

Spring Handicraft Fair - 2012

Tourism Development Center and Bactria Cultural Centre by support from CESVI, the US Embassy in Tajikistan and GIZ, spend Spring Handicraft Fair - 2012 at the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe on May 26th and 27th.

The Fair aims at preserving and developing handicraft traditions in Tajikistan. This year, crafts made by more than 50 handicraftsmen from different regions of the Republic of Tajikistan exhibited during the Fair. The Fair is a great opportunity to buy traditional Tajik handicrafts: bags, pouches, hats, toys, slippers, feltand weaved carpets, accessories and household things, ceramic and wooden items, leather and beads, pillows,etc.


Date: April 2012

From 15 of April 2012 until the End of June 2012 the Tourism Development Center in cooperation with SES Senior Experts Germany, GIZ and CESVI organizes 22 trainings on handicraft development in all regions of Tajikistan! Seven experts from Germany together with young tajik translators travel trough the country and give courses in marketing of tajik handicrafts, in natural dyeing of wool and leather and in development of new products.

If you are interested to take part in the courses, please contact the staff of TDC: Dushanbe, Ayni str. 15#3  tel: +992 37 221 48 73

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