Kazakhstan is actively creating tourism opportunities

The increased interest in the country as a potential place for recreation is observed from all over the world.

A record number of tourists have been recorded in 2018. According to the Committee on Statistics, nearly 1.8 million travelers visited Kazakhstan in the first quarter of this year. Almost all of the regions in Kazakhstan have enormous tourist potential.

ANDREY SCHETININ, AUTO TOURIST:

- Eastern Kazakhstan is a unique place in Kazakhstan. We have beautiful mountains, snowy peaks, large rivers, reservoirs, seas and sandy beaches. People can swim in the morning on the sandy beach near the reservoirs and after lunch go for a walk to snowy peaks.

Eco-tourism is being developed in Eastern Kazakhstan while ethno-tourism is developed in Almaty. Visitors are welcomed to the region with national colors. One of the popular resorts in the region offers Kazakh-style recreation is a nomad camp, located on the foothills of Ile – Alatau National Park. Yurts are available for tourists and national dishes are served. Visitors can enjoy the surroundings with horseback riding in order to immerse themselves into the authentic atmosphere of ancient nomads. An experienced instructor is available to help tourists to be confident while riding horses. Tourists are satisfied with the services provided by Kazakh tourism companies.

MADINA KHIBASOVA, TOURIST:

- The large area is well taken care of. Here the air is clean and there are excellent views of the mountains. The children like it and it’s nice to spend time with them. We will definitely come back.

The Mangystau region is also creating opportunities for tourism. There are many touristic plans to be developed at the Caspian Sea. 20 billion Tenge will be attracted to the region until 2023. 32 new hotels and recreation centers on the Aktau coast will be built in five years. The state plans to allocate over 5.5 billion Tenge to develop an engineering infrastructure in the region. The development will increase the share of tourism in the gross regional product from the current figure of slightly over one per cent to four per cent by 2023. It will also triple the number of travelers.