Exhibition KITF 2018 presented the latest innovations of tourism market in 2018
The largest international event of Central Asian region started on April 18 - Kazakhstan exhibition "Tourism and Travel" KITF 2018.
Every year expo-event erases world borders and makes up its unique geographical map. In 2018, the exhibition presents 340 companies participating in tourism market from 30 countries, as well as 19 national stands.
The exhibition was started with a solemn greeting of honorary guest: Deputy Akim of Almaty, Chairman of Committee of Tourism Industry of Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, President of Kazakhstan Tourist Association (KTA), as well as representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations.
In her speech, Deputy Akim of Almaty city Asel Zhunusova noted importance and significance of continuous development of local tourism, as well as highlighted sign changes and their implications for our city.
"Today Almaty is becoming a kind of tourist center of Kazakhstan. We have unique places for rest and attraction of tourists, such as: ski resort Shymbulak, high-mountain skating rink Medeu. And also our other attractions, such as Charyn Canyon, which become the center of attraction for tourists. And holding of such exhibitions helps us to raise awareness of the city and the country as a whole. "
KITF 2018 is marked by extensive information and business program from regional tourist offices of the Republic of Kazakhstan. During the exhibition, speakers will talk about new opportunities for digital marketing of tourist products, prospects for development of agro-tourism in Almaty region, and
present potential of tourism development in East Kazakhstan region and South Kazakhstan region. Tourist information center "Taraz-Tourism" will present the following topics: "Secrets of Akyrtas", "Glimpse into the future of Ancient Taraz" and "Innovations in development of tourist souvenirs based on felting". Presentations by speakers will dilute interactive on the stand with lottery, drawing of vouchers and info-tours.
Every year tourism industry of Kazakhstan is growing, improving its investment environment for attraction of business and tourists. Reform of city's infrastructure is systematically being carried out: roads are being rebuilt and upgraded, visa regime is being simplified more and more.
"I would like to note that holding of such exhibitions as KITF 2018 offers us great opportunities for development of tourism industry of our country", - Mynyura Murzamadiyeva, Chairman of Tourism Industry Committee of Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2018 was declared the year of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan, therefore the Republic of Uzbekistan was represented at the exhibition as a separate national stand.
On the third day of the exhibition, for the first time in the framework of KITF 2018, Almaty Travel Fest will take place. This unique platform is designed to unite amateur travelers with professional travelers, to get acquainted with famous travel photographers, travel bloggers, journalists and representatives of tourist industry.
In general, scale and international format of annual exhibition "Tourism and Travel" - KITF 2018, will provide an opportunity for event visitors to cover such countries as: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Dominican Republic of, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Spain, Kazakhstan, China, Cuba, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, South Korea, Japan.
Annually international exhibition "Tourism and Travel" KITF 2018, the organizer of which is Kazakhstan exhibition company Iteca, is supported by Tourism Industry Committee of Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Department for Tourism and External Relations of Almaty, World Tourism Organization UNWTO, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan Tourist Association. Partner of the exhibition was the hotel chain Cornelia Hotels Golf and SPA.
Kazakhstan International Exhibition "Tourism and Travel" KITF is one of the largest exhibition events in the world. The exhibition has been held since 2000 and is awarded the mark of World Association of Exhibition Industry (UFI). The exhibition KITF is recognized by experts as the main event of country's tourism industry. Annually the best businessmen of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the whole world gather at the exhibition. It is here where the leading players of the market demonstrate their new programs and key directions on the eve of tourist season.