The city of Ashgabat was accepted into the world Federation of tourist cities (WTCF), the official website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reports.
The Federation was formed in 2012 by famous tourist cities and tourist organizations of the world. The world Federation of tourist cities, with its headquarters and Secretariat in Beijing (China), has now become an authoritative international tourism organization. WTCF is the world's first international tourism organization specializing in cities.
The world Federation of tourist cities consists of 145 cities of the world and 73 institutional members at the expense of travel companies, associations, airlines, hotels, and boarding houses.
The accession of Ashgabat to the organization will create a favorable ground for getting acquainted with the country's tourism opportunities on the world stage. In recent years, Ashgabat has become a place where international political, economic, scientific, sports and cultural events are held.