Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair opens with debut destinations
KITF, the 13th Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair will open next week showcasing an array of new destinations. From the 24 - 26 April 2013 over 7,000 visitors are expected to attend Kazakhstan's largest tourism exhibition.
For the first time, Cuba will present to Kazakhstan's growing outbound tourism market – predicted to grow 17% from 2011-2016. Cuba's participation will follow on from their presence at MITT and UITT exhibitions in Moscow and Kiev representatively, and represents their strategic interest in the Kazakh tourism market, and their strong bilateral agreement with Kazakhstan.
An increased presence from independent tour operators, hotels, and service providers will be displayed this year, as leading tour operators Natalie Tours and Pelagos Tours and Travel will showcase for the first time. They will compliment their participation by hosting informative seminars onsite; discussions will focus on summer 2013 and challenges in the industry.
Other newcomers this year include: Metropolitan Hospital, Rejwan Travel Service, Tairiku Travel, Tourasia Co.Ltd, Tropical Collection, Your Travel London, Look Asia Holidays, Renti Tours, Reollo and many more.
The show will also welcome back previous exhibitors, with tourist boards from Dubai, Korea, China, Malaysia, Morocco, India, Hungary, Catalunya, Georgia, Dominican Republic and several other countries making a repeat appearance. These destinations will display the latest exclusive offers available to the Kazakh market.
The exhibition will be held in pavilions 10 and 11 of the Atakent Exhibition Centre, Almaty.
Maria Badakh, Head of Sales, ITE Group plc comments, "Each year KITF continues to attract new companies wanting to promote to this lucrative market. For some destinations the growth of the Kazakh outbound market has exceeded Russian and thus KITF has become a permanent fixture on their calendar."
Trade visitors can register online, please visit http://onsite.iteca.kz/en, receiving a code to print a personalised visitor badge at the exhibition.
Notes to editors
Following a successful launch last year, the Medical and Health Tourism sector will return with an expansion of space, and will once again showcase an international array of clinics, hospitals and recreational centres.
- Pavilion 10 - dedicated to national groups, ministries of tourism and tourist opportunities in Kazakhstan.
- Pavilion 11- private companies: travel agencies, hotels and resorts from international countries and regions. The Medical and Health Tourism sector.
Destinations showcased include: Dubai, Korea, China, Malaysia, Morocco, India, Hungary, Georgia, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, UK, Russia, Maldives, Brazil, Slovenia, Japan, Italy, Seychelles, Greece, France, Mauritius, USA and Catalunya.
KITF is organised by ITE Group plc, the leading organiser of exhibitions in the Russian market. The Group comprises 30 offices worldwide and organises over 250 events every year in 15 countries. For more about ITE, please see the website: www.ite-exhibitions.com.
A diverse business programme is integrated within the exhibition, providing travel professionals and journalist with the latest information about industry developments. For more information please visit: http://www.kitf.kz/index.php/en/exhibition/exhibition-program
The first two days of the exhibition, 24-25 April, are exclusively for professionals of the tourism industry. On Friday 26 April, the final day of the exhibition, KITF is open to the general public.
For free entry into the event, please visit http://onsite.iteca.kz/en/, receiving a code to print a personalised visitor badge at the exhibition.
More than 5,000 visitors attended last year's exhibition to keep abreast of industry developments.
For more information please visit the website: www.kitf.kz
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