Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec.18
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan's Astana will claim the status of an Asian tourism city, Chairman of the Tourism Industry Committee under the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan, Marat Igaliev said speaking at the twelfth ministerial meeting on Asian dialogue in Manama (Bahrain), the tourism industry committee under the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan said.
"Kazakhstan will make every effort for Astana to receive the status of an Asian tourism city in the coming years," Igaliyev said.
According to the industry committee, 'The concept of development of Asian tourism' was adopted at the event. The key point of the concept is the choice of the Asian tourism city.
The status of the Asian tourism city will be awarded to each country in Asia for the period of a year. Over 30 countries in the region will actively promote and advertise the selected city. In 2014, the capital of Bahrain - Manama was selected as the Asian tourism city.
Translated by M.L.
Edited by S.M.