The organizers of EXPO 2017 are expecting a big flow of tourists from Russia
The organizers of EXPO 2017 are expecting a big flow of tourists from Russia. In addition, the pavilion of the neighboring country will be the most impressive – over 1,000 square meters. This was discussed by the experts and businessmen of both countries in Moscow. B2B meetings participants intend to elaborate a concrete package of services to attract tourists. Moreover, Russia's Federal Tourism Agency and the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs 'Atameken' signed a memorandum of cooperation in tourism.
Yuliya YAKUPBAYEVA, MEMBER OF BOARD, ATAMEKEN NATIONAL CHAMBER OF ENTREPRENEURS:
We have signed a memorandum with the Russian Tourism Agency and agreed on bilateral tourism development in our countries. Apparently, we will create a pilot project on inbound tourism for all EEC states starting from Russia. We have a huge border capacity, the market of 32 million people. There is an enormous field for cooperation with Russia.
Yuliya LOPAREVA, OPERATOR OF RUSSIA'S TEAM IN EXPO:
This is the first event of such scale in Kazakhstan and Central Asia and we see the progress in organization of events in Kazakhstan since 2012, we see how they scaled up. Russia started preparations in 2015. We would like to co-organize a very interesting business program that will yield Expo even a greater meaning and result in concrete actions.