80% of the Chinese tour operators showed interest to the EXPO-2017
Foreign tourists learn about Kazakhstan’s travel opportunities on the road shows that take place across the world. The upcoming fair Expo 2017 was discussed at one of such meetings in China. 80% of the Chinese tour operators showed interest to the presentation. According to them, the guests of the international exhibition will be surprised not only with innovations in green energy, but also they will be able to visit the sights of Astana and the solo concert of the popular Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen, which will take place at the beginning of summer. Following the negotiations of the domestic and the Chinese tour operators, a number of agreements were signed. In particular, they provide the companies of the neighboring country the status of Expo 2017 official tour operators.
ROZA ASSANBAYEVA, SENIOR STAFF, ASTANA EXPO 2017 NC
- We visited Urumqi first, recently we were in Xi'an, in Beijing, and the next we will visit Shanghai. Chinese people are ready to come to Astana, visit the exhibition.
BI JINKUI, SPOKESPERSON OF TRAVEL COMPANY
- Air China airline will begin regular flights to Kazakhstan in June. This will create favorable conditions for tourists’ flow in Kazakhstan. Our travel company intends to develop tours in this direction. At the initial stage, I think there will be from 3,000 to 5,000 tourists.
The Ukrainian companies are also preparing to participate in Expo 2017 in Astana. According to the chief of the Ukraine’s State Agency on Energy Efficiency and deputy commissioner of the section of Ukraine Sergey Savchuk, this will help Kazakhstan to fulfill the tasks formulated in the National Action Plan for Renewable Energy in time. As the chief of the Agency stresses, following the strategy until 2020, the share of energy resources obtained from alternative sources in Ukraine should reach 11%.
SERGEY SAVCHUK, HEAD OF STATE AGENCY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY SAVING, UKRAINE
- This includes the production of electrical energy, and the production of thermal energy, liquid fuels. Therefore, the companies are working actively. Sure, they lack capital, as in any company. Therefore, they will be able to use our exhibition, our pavilion to attract such investors. We are currently negotiating with these companies.