Uzbekistan took the second place in the list of hot travel destinations in 2017 according to the Financial Times; it was reported on the official website of the newspaper. The rating was compiled from a survey of tourism market leaders.
It has been noted that The article says that demand has been boosted by recent books and television programmes on BBC and Discovery Channels. For those without the months needed to make a full journey along the route, Uzbekistan offers a convenient taste of some of the highlights — including the mosques, mausoleums, mosaics and minarets of the ancient trading cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand.
However, the allure of such sites has always been tempered by the difficulties of getting a visa. But from April 2017 citizens of 15 countries and travelers over 55 from 12 countries will no longer require any sort of visa.
Along with Uzbekistan, the Financial Times ranking listed Nepal, Kenya, Finland, the Andaman Islands, United Kingdom, Madagascar, Cambodia and New Zealand.