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Kenderli resort. Photo  ©kapital.kz
Iranian investors interested in Kenderli Resort in Western Kazakhstan

Iranian investors have expressed interest in Kazakhstan's Kenderli resort.

Iranian investors interested in Kenderli Resort in Western Kazakhstan
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Mohamed Sheikh Biadillah. Photo of Press Office of Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan and Morocco discuss cooperation

Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meet Morocco delagation to discuss prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Morocco.

Kazakhstan and Morocco discuss cooperation
Photo © REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
Sharm el-Sheikh - Almaty direct flights to open in summer 2014

Egypt plans to launch Sharm el-Sheikh - Almaty direct flights this summer.

Sharm el-Sheikh - Almaty direct flights to open in summer 2014
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Kazakhstan and Turkey agree on 16 additional flights

The Kazakhstan Transport Ministry has arranged for 16 additional flights a week to Turkey for the summer season.

Kazakhstan and Turkey agree on 16 additional flights
Ruins of the citadel. Photo from the Turkestan Album of 1871-1872.
Archeological park to be built in Taraz: 2000 years of history

An archeological park will be constructed around a medieval tower in Kazakhstan's southern city of Taraz by 2017.

Archeological park to be built in Taraz: 2000 years of history
© Press Service of the Committee for the Tourism Industry of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies
Kazakhstan to coordinate Modern Silk Road

Kazakhstan was appointed as coordinator of the tourist product of the Turkic Council known as the Modern Silk Road.

Kazakhstan to coordinate Modern Silk Road
Reconstructed version of Scythian tomb. Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Fighting to save ancestral bones: Scythian burial mounds to be opened for public

Scythian burial mounds will be opened for public in Issyk town located 50km east of Almaty.

Fighting to save ancestral bones: Scythian burial mounds to be opened for public
Roadside restroom. Photo a courtesy of images.esosedi.ru
Wanting out of outhouse business: Perks of Kazakhstan highways

Senate deputy Mukhtar Altynbayev talked about 'the perks' of roadside rest on Kazakhstani highways and compared the outhouses with roadside stripping.

Wanting out of outhouse business: Perks of Kazakhstan highways
Tourists touch the Intihuatana solar clock in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco. ©Reuters/Claudia Daut
Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on

Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu.

Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on
©Reuters/Jacky Naegelen
Paris, still the world's no.1 tourist destination

Some 32.3 million tourists say France's city of light and romance can't be beat.

Paris, still the world's no.1 tourist destination
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'Sexist' Cup shirts withdrawn after Brazil complaint

Brazil forced the withdrawal of a line of World Cup shirts bearing suggestive motifs seen as harming the country's image.

'Sexist' Cup shirts withdrawn after Brazil complaint
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Malaysia tops survey of 'halal holidays' for Muslims

Malaysia is the world's friendliest destination for Muslim travellers, according to a survey released Tuesday, but Japan has shown most improvement as it ramps up efforts to cash in on a growing market.

Malaysia tops survey of 'halal holidays' for Muslims
Tengrinews.kz file photo
Kazakhstan and Jamaica discuss visa regime

Tourism Minister of Jamaica Wykeham McNeill and Kazakhstan Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov have discussed simplification of visa regime.

Kazakhstan and Jamaica discuss visa regime
Assembly and testing block at Baikonour.
Tourists may be allowed at Baikonur during EXPO-2017

Russia and Kazakhstan are expected to sign bulk of documents on space tourism projects early 2014, Ministry of Industry and New Technology reported earlier.

Tourists may be allowed at Baikonur during EXPO-2017
Ski resort Shymbulak. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakhstan presents resorts at Travel Exhibition in Turkey

Kazakhstan is presenting its resorts at the 18th East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition 2014 (Emitt) in Turkey.

Kazakhstan presents resorts at Travel Exhibition in Turkey
Kok-Zhailyau. Photo by Dmitry Khegay©
Kok Zhailyau resort to have freeride tracks

Kok Zhailyau mountain skiing resort near Kazakhstan's Almaty will have kinds of ski tracks and slopes for skiers of different levels.

Kok Zhailyau resort to have freeride tracks
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Kazakhstan tourists to enjoy five-star liner for $8,000 during 10 Sochi Olympics days

Kazakhstan tourists will be staying on board of a five-star liner for $7 000 during the Sochi Olympics.

Kazakhstan tourists to enjoy five-star liner for $8,000 during 10 Sochi Olympics days
Space Harbor project. Photo courtesy of diamond-technology.kz
Kazakhstan developing space tourism

Kazakhstan-based Diamond Trans has invested about $1 million to start the Space Harbor project that will feature trade and entertainment zones, hotels and office space.

Kazakhstan developing space tourism
Sapar Iskakov. Personal archive photo
Kazakhstan traveler to carry EXPO-2017 flag around the world

Kazakhstan traveler Sapar Iskakov, 73, will carry an EXPO-2017 flag around the world.

Kazakhstan traveler to carry EXPO-2017 flag around the world
Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Explore Astana named Best Innovative Tourism Project by Astana Tourism Association

Explore Astana magazine has been awarded with the title of the Best Innovative Tourism Project by Astana Tourism Association.

Explore Astana named Best Innovative Tourism Project by Astana Tourism Association