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'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space
'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space

Once you've been to both poles, skydived over Mount Everest and set up your country's first consulate in Monaco, the question is: What next?

'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space
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International Entertainment and Tourist Center will be constructed near Almaty

Nature Park Altyn Emel and Tamgaly Tas mountain area will attract both Kazakhstan and foreign tourists.

International Entertainment and Tourist Center will be constructed near Almaty
Gastronomy nourishes Spain's gourmet city
Gastronomy nourishes Spain's gourmet city

Ham with brie, wild mushroom croquettes, cured-meat ravioli: gourmet cooking has put this Basque town on the gastronomic map, drawing visitors from around the world.

Gastronomy nourishes Spain's gourmet city
Kazakhstan mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev. Personal archive photo
Zhumayev to sign with Austrian Alpine Community

Famous Kazakhstan mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev has planted Kazakhstan flag on the top of Grossglockner, the highest mountain of Austria.

Zhumayev to sign with Austrian Alpine Community
Kazakhstan pilgrims to depart for Mecca after October 15
Kazakhstan pilgrims to depart for Mecca after October 15

5,000 hajj quotas have been allocated to Kazakhstan this year, Spiritual Management of Muslims press-secretary Agabek Sydykov said.

Kazakhstan pilgrims to depart for Mecca after October 15
Kazakhstan Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Issekeshev promises 150 thousand jobs in tourism

Kazakhstan Minister of Industry and New Technologies talked about development of tourism in the country.

Issekeshev promises 150 thousand jobs in tourism
Kok-Tobe mountain fountain in Almaty. Photo courtesy of almaty.kz
Tourist flow to Almaty increases in 2012

Saltanat Omarova, director of Almaty Tourism Information Center, told about the future plans of the Center on tourism promotion.

Tourist flow to Almaty increases in 2012
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Medical tourism to Astana is becoming popular among foreigners

99 foreign patients have already used the services of the diagnostics center and 12 patients came for treatment to the neurosurgery center in Astana.

Medical tourism to Astana is becoming popular among foreigners
London tourism rates plunge during Olympics
London tourism rates plunge during Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics appears to be deterring tourists from the capital's centre after warnings of travel chaos and overpriced hotel rooms.

London tourism rates plunge during Olympics
Balkhash lake. Photo courtesy of limpopotravel.kz
Kazakhstan is mostly visited by French and Italian tourists

Top five countries by number of tourists visiting Kazakhstan are France, Italy, Great Britain, Russia and India.

Kazakhstan is mostly visited by French and Italian tourists
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Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

An expected worldwide boom in Muslim tourism is reflected in the growing availability of amenities such as halal spas and airport prayer rooms.

Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom
Tourism delegation stand around a closed golf course at Mount Kumgang resort. ©REUTERS/Carlos Barria
N. Korea allows S. Korea executives to visit resort

North Korea will allow South Korean business executives to visit a jointly-developed tourism resort despite an acrimonious years-long dispute over the project.

N. Korea allows S. Korea executives to visit resort
Air Astana aircraft. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Ministry of Transport and Communications
Kazakhstan to launch direct flight to Mumbai and Goa

Kazakhstan and Indian airlines reached the agreement during bilateral negotiations in Delhi.

Kazakhstan to launch direct flight to Mumbai and Goa
"Burabay" National Park. Photo courtesy of ourkz.ru
Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort zone will become a Kazakhstan brand

Kazakhstan Ministry of Industry and New Technologies will work out a package plan of development of Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort zone.

Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort zone will become a Kazakhstan brand
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Golf club to appear on the coast of Shuchye Lake in 2015

The new golf-club will have a hotel for 100 people, artificial harbors and 18 golf courses and will be constructed by 2015.

Golf club to appear on the coast of Shuchye Lake in 2015
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Terrorists may attack Baikonur in guise of tourists

Head of Baikonur administration believes that making the city a tourist center will increase the risk of terrorist attacks.

Terrorists may attack Baikonur in guise of tourists
Akhmetzhan Yessimov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Almaty to have new bus fleet for tours

The plan is to create a special bus fleet in the existing one or in the tourism department to service tourists: head of tourism department.

Almaty to have new bus fleet for tours
Almaty Akim Akhmetzhan Yessimov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Yessimov instructed police to learn foreign languages

Major of Almaty instructed head of Almaty Interior Department to develop a concept for setting up foreign language trainings in the Department.

Yessimov instructed police to learn foreign languages
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev shared prospects of Kazakhstan tourism with foreign investors

Development of business activities and services for foreign citizens in Almaty will help create additional conditions for establishing a tourist hub around the city: Nazarbayev.

Nazarbayev shared prospects of Kazakhstan tourism with foreign investors
Beach at Issyk-Kul lake. ©Tengrinews.kz
2000 police officers to protect tourists at Issyk-Kul

Over 4 thousand policemen and security officers will be ensuring security during the tourist season in Kyrgyzstan.

2000 police officers to protect tourists at Issyk-Kul