Licensing tourism was on the agenda at the meeting between vice Prime Minister J.Otorbaev, tourist operators of the republic and donors. O.Almakuchukov, head of state committee on tourism, sports and youth policy reported that services market of the republic is submerging into the black economy sector. Licensing tourist operators is indented to secure quality of the services rendered, provide economic security, guarantee healthy recreation and environmental protection. However, most of the tourist operators in the republic are confident that licenses will not resolve issue of economic security for Kyrgyzstan. This innovation will just turn into another means for officials to strip tourist operators off their money.
Novosti. Kg, April 23, 2003