The Kyrgyz Tourism Department of the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports, and Youth Policy held a consultation meeting with various stakeholders from government, private sector, and academia to introduce the joint Accommodation Classification System (ACS) for Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic on 24 January 2023. ADB’s Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor (ABEC) experts presented the proposed ACS and its corresponding draft legislation. The new joint ACS are expected to raise the quality standards of the hospitality sector, empower accommodation businesses, improve visitor satisfaction, and further raise the competitiveness of the two countries as a joint tourism destination. Deputy Minister of Culture concurrently Director of the Tourism Department Samat Shatmanov and CD KYRM Kanokpan Lao-Araya opened the meeting that facilitated an active discussion on the ACS operation. =