Kyrgyz tourist industry to gain from CU membership

The Kyrgyz tourist industry is set to emerge as one of the major winners if the country enters the Customs Union, as Kyrgyzstan will evolve into the main tourist destination for some 170m people, its Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Maksat Chakiyev claimed yesterday. Over three million tourists visited Kyrgyzstan last year and the country has a rapidly developing winter tourist sector, with three of its 23 ski resorts being internationally recognised. AKIPress