Tourism is one of the most dynamic sectors of the world. With total global demand reaching $7 trillion in 2007, it accounted for around 10% of the global gross domestic product and employed 240 million people. International tourist arrivals exceeded 880 million, with total receipts estimated at $700 billion.
By project appraisal in 2004, significant progress had been made in trade liberalization and trade-related policy by the Kyrgyz Republic, which was still in transition to private sector-led and market-oriented economy. This was evidenced by the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 1998.