Author ORCID Identifier
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0046-5521 Saidmamatov Olimjon
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4888-3044 Matyakubov Umidjon
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2937-3148 Khodjaniyazov Elbek
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8207-9650 Day Jonathon
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7059-2510 Ibadullaev Ergash
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7388-9224 Chuponov Sanat
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8851-2240 Bekjanov Dilmurad
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6233-2383 Matniyozov Murodjon
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8094-2126 Matyusupov Bunyod
Evaluating the current ecotourism situation in the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan and offering strategies for its sustainable development are the main objectives of the study. The threats, opportunities, weaknesses and strengths (TOWS) analysis was applied to identify the required management strategies. The article aims to review the literature on ecotourism promotion in the Aral Sea region. Based on TOWS, the results show that state support during the pandemic should be strategically coordinated to secure the sustainability of the ecotourism industry in Uzbekistan.
ecotourism, sustainable development, pandemic, Aral Sea region, Uzbekistan, exploratory study
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