Distinguished Scientists,

As Selcuk University Tourism Faculty, we organized the first of our congress in Konya in 2017, the second between 3-5 May 2018 in Uzbekistan Tashkent with the headline of  II.  International Congress on Cultural Heritage and Tourism

The main theme of the congress is cultural heritage and tourism.  The main reason to determine such a theme is to contribute building the civilization and improve the development of Central Asia relationship with Turkey based on faith and culture. Within this regard the city of Osh which is chosen as the Turkic world culture capital this year in Kyrgyzstan is of great importance.  Kyrgyzstan is one of the most important centers in terms of geography and gastronomy tourism.  In the rapidly developing world, various organizations are held every year.

One of the organizations to improve the relationship with 2019 Turkish-Islamic world and in more private sense with sister country Kyrgyzstan through cultural diplomacy and tourism will be the “III.  International Cultural Heritage and Tourism Congress / Events-In the memory of Cengiz Aytmatov“.  Our congress includes valuable scientists, educators, sector representatives and graduate students who are conducting research on cultural heritage and tourism on the path of civilization.  The changing world conditions centered on Cultural Heritage and Tourism; solution proposals in the sector within the  context of social sciences and other related sciences and examining new approaches were aimed in our congress,.  With this occasion, we aim to introduce the elements of civilization in Anatolia and Central Asia which have a strong historical-cultural heritage to the international platform and carry this cultural heritage.to the future with a strong conscious through tourism.

Important dates related to our Congress have been announced on our website and during the full-text submission process, all papers will go through the process of blind review.  The proceeding book of the congress is planned to be published before December 29, 2019.

Congress papers can be presented in Turkish, Kyrgyz, English and Russian.  It is possible to participate the congress as listener or with a poster as well as a paper.  The proceeding book will be published as an e-book.  Please visit our website (2019.iccht.org) for detailed information about our congress.

We will be honored to welcome you in the land of peace and tolerance, in one of the major capitals of culture and civilization, Kyrgyzstan / Bishkek.

With respect and greetings

Prof. Dr.  Necmi UYANIK, Selcuk University Dean of Faculty of Tourism / Turkey

Assist. Prof.  Dr. Tolga GÖK, Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, Director of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management / Kyrgyzstan