Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan.23
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The first international tourism fair this year, FITUR-2014 has opened in the Spanish capital of Madrid, the Tourism Industry Committee of Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies said.
Within the fair, Kazakhstan's tourism opportunities are being presented by a delegation from Astana, Almaty, of Almaty, Zhambyl, Mangistau and South Kazakhstan provinces, the committee said.
Speaking at the opening of the Kazakh stand, the chairman of the Tourism Industry Committee of Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies Marat Igaliyev said that enough serious work primarily at legislative level is underway in order to increase the competitiveness of Kazakhstan's tourism market for inbound tourism.
Within five days, from Jan.22 to Jan.26 visitors at the fair can become acquainted with a Kazakh exposition located in the hall of the IFEMA fairgrounds. On the first day, the Kazakh side held a presentation of EXPO 2017. European and Asian tour operators and representatives of the hotel business showed interest in Kazakhstan's tourism opportunities.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.