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Rocket transportation to launch site at Baikonur. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to make Baikonur rocket launches a tourist attraction

Kazakhstan wants to make rocket launches from Baikonur cosmodrome a tourist attraction.

Kazakhstan to make Baikonur rocket launches a tourist attraction
Head of Almaty Tourism Department Bakitzhan Zhulamanov. ©<a href="http://vlast.kz" target="_blank">vlast.kz</a>
Almaty to get tour buses

Three tour buses will be purchased in 2013 and will start cruising Almaty city right away: official.

Almaty to get tour buses
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China Nile relic vandal hunted down: report

A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise.

China Nile relic vandal hunted down: report
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Kazakhstan to develop adventure tourism in western regions

A concept for development of tourism in Kazakhstan until 2020 has been presented.

Kazakhstan to develop adventure tourism in western regions
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Five dead, 53 hurt in Thai bus cliff plunge

Five people died, including a seven-month-old baby and a Belgian woman, and 53 were injured when a Thai tour bus plummeted off a hillside in northern Thailand after its brakes failed.

Five dead, 53 hurt in Thai bus cliff plunge
Chinese travellers are top spenders: UN tourism body
Chinese travellers are top spenders: UN tourism body

Chinese travellers are the world's biggest tourism spenders, splashing out a record $102 billion (78 billion euros) on trips abroad in 2012.

Chinese travellers are top spenders: UN tourism body
UAE most popular winter destination for Kazakhstan tourists
UAE most popular winter destination for Kazakhstan tourists

The United Arab Emirates are the most popular destination for Kazakhstan tourists in the fall-winter period of 2012-2013.

UAE most popular winter destination for Kazakhstan tourists
Tourists are silhouetted against the backdrop of the Taj Mahal hotel. ©REUTERS
Women tourists desert India after sex attacks: survey

The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made global headlines.

Women tourists desert India after sex attacks: survey
'I love Paris' may soon be passe for Chinese tourists
'I love Paris' may soon be passe for Chinese tourists

Mass muggings and attacks on Chinese tourists in Paris have spawned alarm and warnings of a decline in the number of free-spending visitors from the Asian giant who swarm to France.

'I love Paris' may soon be passe for Chinese tourists
Hotel in Turkey's city of Mugla.  ©REUTERS
Turkey to offer Kazakhstan new seaside holiday

It is expected that the total number of tourists from Kazakhstan travelling to Turkey will triple in the next three years.

Turkey to offer Kazakhstan new seaside holiday
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China city searching for 'modern Marco Polo'

A Chinese city is searching for a foreign traveller to become a "modern Marco Polo", with a 40,000 euro ($52,000) salary on offer to the winner.

China city searching for 'modern Marco Polo'
Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling
Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling

Smuggling the world's largest land animal across an international border sounds like a mammoth undertaking, but activists say that does not stop traffickers supplying Asian elephants to Thai tourist attractions.

Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling
Akhmetzhan Yessimov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
There are those who oppose Kok-Zhailyau ski resort: Yessimov

Big attention of the society makes this project more transparent. We want the community to take part: Almaty Akim.

There are those who oppose Kok-Zhailyau ski resort: Yessimov
A design of Kazakhstan-made double-decker
Double-deckers to cruise Astana

Astana will introduce double-decker sightseeing buses for tourists.

Double-deckers to cruise Astana
Over 500 thousand tourists visited Astana in 2012
Over 500 thousand tourists visited Astana in 2012

522.9 thousand tourists visited Astana last year, including 117.5 thousand people from abroad and 405.4 thousand of people from other regions of the country.

Over 500 thousand tourists visited Astana in 2012
Kemer, Turkey. Photo courtesy of teztour.ua
Kazakhstan to develop tourism in Turkish Kemer

Kazakhstan will receive some land in the forest in Kemer district of Antalya province in Turkey.

Kazakhstan to develop tourism in Turkish Kemer
Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas
Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists were flocking to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas at the site where many believe Jesus Christ was born.

Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas
Majority of tourists don't need any facilities and high service. ©RIA Novosti
Experts comment development of Kazakhstan tourism

UNESCO poll shows that 70% of tourists don’t need any facilities and would prefer a camping ground to a hotel.

Experts comment development of Kazakhstan tourism
Beijing to allow visa-free transit trips
Beijing to allow visa-free transit trips

China will allow transit passengers from 45 countries including the US, Canada and all members of the EU to spend up to 72 hours in Beijing without a visa from next month.

Beijing to allow visa-free transit trips
Gulnara Birzhanova. Photo courtesy of the organizers of the pageant
PHOTO: Astana student will represent Kazakhstan at Miss World Tourism pageant in Bangkok

Participants of the pageant will visit all main tourist attractions of the country prior to the final show of the contest.

PHOTO: Astana student will represent Kazakhstan at Miss World Tourism pageant in Bangkok