KITF 2014: the whole world - one exhibition
The 14th Kazakhstan International exhibition “Tourism and travel”- KITF 2014 will present more than 100 travel destinations: all from the unique and exciting Kazakhstan, welcoming and fascinating Europe to a mysterious Asia and inviting islands. The event takes place on the 23th-25th of April in Pavilions 10 and 11 of the Kazakhstan Centre of Business Cooperation Atakent, Almaty. Organizers - exhibition companies Iteca (Kazakhstan) and ITE Group Plc (United Kingdom) with the official support of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Almaty City Akimat (Administration).
The exhibition KITF 2014 represents 550 companies on an area of more than 6,500 sq. ft from 41 countries of the world. The participants include 20 national stands: Azerbaijan, China, Croatia, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Georgia, India, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Russia, Sri Lanka, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and U.A.E..
For the first time this year, the following countries are represented with their national stands: The Republic of Cuba - represented by the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba, the Russian Federation - represented by Sverdlovsk region, the main theme of the exposition was the presentation of the brand “Jewel Ring of Urals” (the Greater Ural) (as a reminder, 2014 was declared the year of tourism in the Commonwealth of Independent States), and Italy represented by Veneto Region, the exposition of which is represented by the Minister of Tourism of the of Veneto Region - Marino Finozzi.
Also among the officials present at the exhibition, there are General Director of the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), U.A.E. – Mr. Mohamad AlMuhairi (stand of Dubai), General Consul of the Republic of Turkey in the Republic of Kazakhstan - Mr. Suphi Atan (stand of Turkey), Head of Issyk-Kul district administration - Mr. Raiymbek Akmattursunovich Imangaziev (stand of Kyrgyzstan ).
Traditionally, the Committee of Tourism Industry of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan occupies the central place of the pavilion with a national stand. All the regions of Kazakhstan participate with individual expositions and represent a rich tourist potential of the country. Kazakhstan Tourist Association conducts a seminar: “Painful points and prospects for development of domestic and inbound tourism of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, and the Department of External Relations of East Kazakhstan Region will present the topic: “Development of the tourist activity of East Kazakhstan on the basis of partnership”.
On the 24th of April as part of the support of the promotion of domestic tourism, the company Tourist Centre Tri Kita LLP organizes the first conference: “Modern technologies to a national tourist's product”. The event takes place in the Reception House Bakshasaray.
The exhibition KITF 2014 presents training programs for travel agents. The company Daphne Travel International conducts a seminar: “IATI: online booking systems. Training”. Sun Holidays Tour operator shares the experience: “How to increase sales of a manager of tourism department?”
A highly topical business program takes place in two seminar halls of the pavilion simultaneously with the presentations at the stands of exhibitors. One of the topics will be “Education abroad” by “Logos – the Development Centre”. The season’s novelties and diversity of tourist destinations will be presented by travel companies: ATLAS-1; AT Travel Vietnam; Breeze Line Cruises&Tours; Natalie Tours Kazakhstan; Mouzenidis Travel; Premium Travel Company; Tengri Travelsystem; Sun Holidays Tour operator, and many others.
Among the new products of the KITF 2014 -special theme - cruise tours, which are represented by all kinds of cruises in all waters at the stands of the companies: Premium Travel Company Breeze Line, VIP Crouse Kazakhstan, and others.
Traditionally, a special section “Medical tourism” takes place within the framework of the KITF exhibition. For the first time, representatives of Medical Association of Koyang City (South Korea), as well as clinics and hospitals of the province Kyongi take part in the KITF 2014 exhibition. In addition to offers from South Korea, the section presents: resorts of the Czech Republic, hospitals of Germany, Greece, Thailand, Turkey, Poland, and China, as well as sanatoria and rest houses of Kazakhstan and Russia.
A full-service Kazakhstan tour operator in Europe, Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, U.A.E., and Thailand - the company Travel System - is a partner of the exhibition registration for the second year in a row. The company is also a partner of the regional tourist exhibition Astana Leisure. This year the partners of the exhibition are the chain of hotels Cornelia and the tourist portal Tour.Profi.
Further information, list of participants, agenda and registration of visitors are available on the official website of the event - www.kitf.kz.
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