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World Tourism Organization's logo. Photo courtesy of podrobno.uz
New permanent representative of Kazakhstan in World Tourism Organization appointed

Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a Decree appointing a new permanent representative of Kazakhstan in the World Tourism Organization.

New permanent representative of Kazakhstan in World Tourism Organization appointed
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Kazakhstan tourists are loved for their cash

Kazakhstan tourists are loved abroad for their cash.

Kazakhstan tourists are loved for their cash
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Foreign tourists discontent with public toilets in Kazakhstan

Foreign tourists are unhappy about public toilets in Kazakhstan.

Foreign tourists discontent with public toilets in Kazakhstan
Asset Issekeshev. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Almaty to see a new resort with skiing pistes of up to 500 km

Investments into the infrastructure are estimated at $756 million: Minister of Industry and Trade.

Almaty to see a new resort with skiing pistes of up to 500 km
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Tourism profits increased in Kazakhstan

The income from tourism made $556 million in 9 months of 2011: Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency on Sport and Physical Culture.

Tourism profits increased in Kazakhstan
Issyk-Kul lake. Photo courtesy of centralasiaonline.com
Over 1 million Kazakhstan tourists visited Kyrgyzstan this year

Kyrgyzstan was visited by 2.1 million tourists. 50 percent of them are from Kazakhstan.

Over 1 million Kazakhstan tourists visited Kyrgyzstan this year
Finland displacing Egypt as New Year tour destination for Kazakhstan
Finland displacing Egypt as New Year tour destination for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan residents won't change their preferences when choosing New Year tours this year.

Finland displacing Egypt as New Year tour destination for Kazakhstan
Head of Kazakhstan Touristic Association Rashida Shaikenova. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
15 thousand foreign tourists visited Kazakhstan in 6 months

A majority of tourists come to Kazakhstan from Germany, China, USA and France.

15 thousand foreign tourists visited Kazakhstan in 6 months
Ostrich egg. Photo courtesy of ami-tass.ru
Omelette for 13 out of one ostrich egg in a farm near Almaty

There are ostrich breeding farms in Kazakhstan in Almaty, Astana, Karaganda, Zhezkazgan and Ust-Kamenogorsk.

Omelette for 13 out of one ostrich egg in a farm near Almaty
Share of tourism in Kazakhstan’s GDP equal to that in Germany
Share of tourism in Kazakhstan’s GDP equal to that in Germany

In 2010 the figure in Kazakhstan grew to 1.8% from 0.02% in 2000.

Share of tourism in Kazakhstan’s GDP equal to that in Germany
Likani palace. Photo courtesy of dic.academic.ru
Kazakhstan’s investors in Likani resort failing: Georgia President Mikhail Saakashvili

Likani recreational complex, including a Soviet-era sanatorium, was purchased, in April 2006, by the Kazakh state-owned energy company KazMunay Service which promised to develop the area into an international tourism center.

Kazakhstan’s investors in Likani resort failing: Georgia President Mikhail Saakashvili
Egypt. ©RIA Novosti
Egypt promising to simplify visa regulations for Kazakhstan

The question of simplifying visa regulations was raised in a meeting of Kazakhstan ambassador to Egypt with Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.

Egypt promising to simplify visa regulations for Kazakhstan
Vacation at Issyk-Kul lake. Photo courtesy of tournekg.com
Number of Kazakhstan tourists in Kyrgyzstan grew 40 percent

Over 35 thousand Kazakhstan tourists traveled to Kyrgyzstan in June, this is 35-40 percent higher than in 2010.

Number of Kazakhstan tourists in Kyrgyzstan grew 40 percent
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Autobahn to be built from Almaty to Kapshagai

Nursultan Nazarbayev gave instructions on tourism development in Almaty.

Autobahn to be built from Almaty to Kapshagai