Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007

On the Upland Pastures of Kyrgyzstan
Local Tourism and Regional Development

Andrea Schneider, Jörg Stadelbauer

Deutsche Fassung


Few tourists visit Central Asia. Those who do are primarily cultural tourists at the historical sites of the Silk Road. Tourism can also contribute to the development of remote re-gions. In Kyrgyzstan, there is a Project – Community Based Tourism – which practices a form of tourism oriented towards sustainability and tradition. Tourists to the high mountains share the inhabitants’ way of life and get to know their everyday routines, their traditions and skills. That creates and work and development.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 559–566)