Welcome Letters 2014
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I am pleased to welcome you at the 14th Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair KITF 2014 – “Tourism and Travel”!
Tourism in Kazakhstan, as well as in the worldwide is becoming the priority area of socio - economic development of our country. President Nursultan Nazarbayev has allocated the tourism industry sector in a separate cluster and has identified it as one of the economic priorities.
Development of Regional Tourism solves many social and economic problems, providing quality work places and contributing to the local infrastructure development.
International Tourism Fair KITF is an information platform, which allows best practices sharing with the leading tourism industry market experts, to discuss topical issues, to introduce new trends and to identify effective ways for the tourism industry development at the international level.
I sincerely wish all the visitors and participants of KITF 2014 prospective contracts and quality work on the fair and in the tourism industry services of the Republic of Kazakhstan!
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
I am pleased to welcome all participants and guests of the 14th Kazakhstan International Tourism and Travel Fair – KITF 2014.
In the present conditions of the world economy growth, tourism has become one of the leading and fastest growing industries, which occupies an important place in the socio-economic development of our country and helps to build positive and productive intercultural relations.
The image events are of considerable importance in this policy.
As the largest tourism exhibition in the region, KITF provides an excellent opportunity not only to promote the image of our country in the world and to expand commercial ties to business partners, but also to keep abreast of all the latest trends and news in the travel industry.
All the other guests have a unique opportunity to discover the world within a short time.
Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan; about 60% of the income it brings in tourism industry, and remains the absolute leader among other Kazakhstan cities by the number of foreign tourists' arrivals. And the exhibition opening will show you all interested in our city, our country, what will interest the citizens of other states.
I hope that today's meeting will open even more opportunities for cooperation with foreign partners and will help create the conditions to fully exploit the potential for tourism growth along the Silk Road Heritage Corridors.
I wish all the participants and guests of the exhibition a good mood, fruitful work, success and achieve their goals!
Mayor of Almaty
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
On behalf of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan I welcome the exhibitors and guests of the 14th Kazakhstan International Tourism Exhibition – “KITF 2014”.
KITF is the largest in Kazakhstan exhibition in the field of international tourism and travels. Each year this event is becoming more and more popular and significant among the professionals of tourist industry of Kazakhstan and foreign countries. It provides an excellent opportunity to offer in a professional manner the latest developments in the tourism industry, new educational and recreational destinations and routes around the world, including Russia.
Such exhibitions help to acquire new knowledge, learn and adopt best practices in shaping the sustainable development of tourism, to enhance cooperation and international contacts.
I wish all exhibitors efficient work, achievement of their goals and enhancement of business ties!
of the Russian Federation
in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Dear exhibitors and visitors of KITF Exhibition!
We are pleased to welcome all of you at the exhibition “Tourism and travel” - KITF 2014, which traditionally opens its doors at the beginning of the spring-summer tourist season on the specialized platform of Almaty.
Travel events of such scale, always attract a great interest from a majority of world countries. A tourism potential of our country is diverse: Kazakhstan has all the capabilities to receive guests, and provides annually increasing tourist flow of outbound tourism. The exhibition KITF is the best evidence of this fact. Every year the exhibition KITF attracts companies and official delegations from around the world, demonstrating tourist opportunities of their countries, and Kazakhstani companies and regional offices unveil the tourist potential of Kazakhstan.
This year the exhibition presents companies from 41 countries, of which 20 countries exhibit their national stands. The exhibition opens with the stand of the Committee of Tourism of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as the stands of the regional tourist boards of the Republic. The special sector of Medical tourism that provides services for the prevention, diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation, and health improvement in Kazakhstan and abroad, also successfully continues its work at the exhibition.
On behalf of the organizers of the exhibition we are pleased to express deep gratitude to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the official missions of all states that support the tourism exhibition KITF every year. We are very pleased and proud that the exhibition KITF is a platform for fruitful international cooperation, which allow to set the tone for the work of the tourism industry of Kazakhstan as a whole for the current year in a single exhibition venue.
We sincerely wish all exhibitors the most productive meetings, lucrative and profitable contracts during the exhibition! We wish visitors - only attractive offers! We wish guests - audience appeal and productivity on the results of the exhibition!
Welcome to Kazakhstan to the exhibition KITF 2014!
Yu. R. Borodikhin
Director, Iteca LLP