Tajikistan is making preparations for participation in the ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) that will be held from March 7 to March 8, 2023, according to the Tourism Development Committee under the Government of Tajikistan. 

More than twenty tourist companies are expected to represent Tajikistan at the ITB Berlin 2023.  

The Tourism Development Committee says the top managers of the Committee on February 3 met with heads of domestic tour operators that will take part at the international tourism fair in berlin next month.  

Tajikistan’s tourist pavilion entitled “Tajikistan Is the Country for Tourism” will be organized at the fair in the area of 20 square meters to display the country’s achievement in tourism and relevant industries. 

The ITB Berlin is the world's largest tourism trade fair.  The companies represented at the fair include hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies.

The ITB Berlin takes place annually in March at the Messe Berlin.  The ITB Berlin (or just ITB) has been running since 1966 and now has managed to establish satellite events in China, India and Singapore.

Tourism is considered one of the sectors, which are hoped to promote further development of the national economy.  However, tourism receipts-to-GDP ratio remains very low.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic this ratio fell in 2019 to 0.3 percent, and in 2021, it rose 1.3 percent. 

It is to be noted that the tourism industry is an economic sector among those most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tajikistan’s rich cultural heritage, hospitality and abundance of mountain snow peaks, rivers, lakes and recreational opportunities contribute to the development of country’s tourism industry.  In 2018, Tajik Government announced a year of tourism development.  The tourism sector is considered a priority for the development of Tajikistan’s economy.  At the same time, undeveloped infrastructure and low levels of quality of services delay the growth of the tourism industry.