Kazakhstan’s tourism potential was presented in China

Kazakhstan’s tourism potential was presented in China. 12 tour operators along with representatives of the Almaty Mayor Office and Kazakh Tourism Company took part in the annual international exhibition – “China Outbound Travel Market.”

According to experts, the potential of business tourism have grown in Astana and Almaty in recent years. Many tourists prefer to travel to historical and cultural tours around Kazakhstan and to the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Kazakh and China tour operators have signed several agreements on cooperation during the exhibition. The opportunities of eco and ethno tourism, as well as active recreation in the country were demonstrated at the Kazakhstan stand. The Batyrs played by actors of the Arlan Theater as well as performers of national music and dances have attracted visitors to the national pavilion.

KAIRAT SADVAKASOV, DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, KAZAKH TOURISM:

 - The 72-hour access for Chinese citizens was first opened during Astana EXPO 2017. We received good results. It is too early to sum up, but we think that there will be quite serious tourist flows in this area. Our tour operators prepared the 72-hour programs for the tourists.

JIANG DON, MANAGER, CHINESE TOURIST COMPANY:

 - I’m from Henan Province, which is the start point of the Great Silk Road. Kazakhstan is one of the most important countries in this area. Your country is actively developing tourism. Today, my goal is to conclude an agreement. Joint work will be beneficial to both parties.