At the initiative of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the United States and with the assistance of the State committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for tourism development in Uzbekistan, Terrel is currently a senior researcher at the leading research institute of the United States of the Eurasian Center “Atlantic Council” and a reporter for the online magazine “The Root” Jermaine Starr. Currently T.Starr is working on the release of his own book, one of the chapters of which is devoted to the period of the Americans’ stay in Turkestan in 1932-1933, in particular, one of the leading writers of the cultural “Harlem Renaissance” and the discoverer of “jazz poetry” Langston Hughes and Oliver Golden, who was engaged in the development of new varieties of cotton in the local collective Tashkent region. T.Starr intends to study the available archival materials regarding L. Hughes’ travel and devote a separate chapter of his book to the cities of Uzbekistan, historical and cultural heritage and tourism potential of the republic. During the meeting at the State Committee for Tourism Development, the guest was familiarized in detail with the tourism potential of Uzbekistan, reforms in the country’s tourism sector, new tourism products, facilities, recreation areas and routes, as well as national gastronomy, handicrafts, etc. The Committee provided detailed information on new system of sanitary and epidemiological safety for tourists “Uzbekistan. Safe travel GUARANTEED”.
T.Starr highlighted that: “Uzbekistan is clearly distinguished by its hospitality and rich historical and cultural heritage, the country is very well described in the writings of L.Hughes and should take its special place in the new book.” As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached on the preparation of a series of information and analytical materials by American scientists, revealing the essence and content of the reforms being carried out in Uzbekistan. “It is necessary to show the world a new Uzbekistan, new opportunities and its openness for everyone who wants to visit some of the most interesting places that have not yet been discovered for many travelers,” said T. Starr. The expert also supported the idea of promoting the tourism brand of Uzbekistan by publishing relevant messages and materials about the tourism potential of the republic in the leading American media, as well as on social networks.
For a more detailed acquaintance with the tourism potential, history and traditions of the country, Starr will visit the Tashkent, Jizzakh, Andijan and Fergana regions, as well as the cities of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Nukus. Terrell Starr is also the founder and host of the weekly “Black Diplomats” radio show on foreign policy, travel, culture and news.