EXPO 2017 TICKET OFFICES OPEN
The international exhibition Expo 2017 ticket offices opened in Astana and Almaty cities. They locate in shopping and entertainment centers. The ticket offices will work seven days a week to serve the citizens. Also, it is possible to buy the electronic tickets on the Expo 2017 official website. The tickets will be sold at Kazpost offices as well. There are more than 600 ticket sale points across Kazakhstan.
ALEXANDER VINOKOUROV, EXPO 2017 AMBASSADOR:
I believe that such events attract many people. In countries we compete, people know about Expo. My French friends want to visit the exhibition, asked to organize a tour for 2- 3 days in Astana, and then in Almaty.
Three types of tickets are issued for the exhibition. The minimum price for the ticket is 4,000 tenge, the maximum will be 20,000 tenge. This is a so-called souvenir ticket, which entitles the visits on special days - on opening, closing or holiday dates, for instance, on Astana day.
AINURA KUNHOZHAYEVA, MANAGING DIRECTOR, KAZAKHSTAN POSTAL SERVICE:
The ticket price of 4,000 tenge is designed for a fixed date for a certain day of the exhibition. 6,000 tenge on weekends. 8,000 tenge priced ticket provides an opportunity to visit the exhibition any day.
DAULET YERKIMBAYEV, SENIOR STAFF, ASTANA EXPO 2017 NC:
Persons with disabilities, WWII veterans will be able to visit the exhibition for free. Thus, we try to cover at the maximum all the people.
Discounts are provided for certain categories of Kazakhstan’s citizens. For example, students and school students, mothers with many children, pensioners can buy tickets at lower price. Discounts are not applied to foreign citizens. The marketing strategy of Expo 2017ticket sales is based on certain stages. Online sales began on June 10. On July 10, Expo ticket sales started for the tour operators, from August 10 - for resellers, and on September 1, ticket sales launched through the subagent network. And from March 10, the official Expo ticket sale offices will be opened in all 14 regions. However, according to organizers, the sales limit is set. A person can buy no more than 50 tickets. In total, the Expo 2017 National Company plans to realize 5 million tickets.