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Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars
Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars

SpaceX chief Elon Musk unveiled on Tuesday ambitious plans to establish a Mars colony by sending 100 humans at a time on massive spacecraft.

Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars
No emergency evacuation for 80,000 Russians still in Egypt: Moscow
No emergency evacuation for 80,000 Russians still in Egypt: Moscow

Nearly 80,000 Russians are currently vacationing in Egypt but there will be no emergency evacuation, with tourists set to return home when they want, an official told AFP.

No emergency evacuation for 80,000 Russians still in Egypt: Moscow
Photo © Oleg Paramonov
Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate

First youth festival Khan Qoryk dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate opens in Kazakhstan.

Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstani popular tourist destinations open for foreigners again

Kazakhstan government has revised the decree that made many popular resorts a special border zone requiring special passes. Foreigners will no longer have to obtain permits to visit them.

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Kazakhstani popular tourist destinations open for foreigners again
Charyn Canyon ©Turar Kazangapov
Popular tourist destinations, including Shymbulak and Charyn Canyon, off limits for foreigners in Kazakhstan

Kazakh Government has decreed to create wide belts near the county's border and make them off-limits for foreigners unless they acquire a special pass. Several very popular tourist destinations of Kazakhstan are within the limits of the new belts.

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Popular tourist destinations, including Shymbulak and Charyn Canyon, off limits for foreigners in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of aitupian.com
Kazakh man who tapped policewoman in Dubai handed prison term for 'molestation'

A Kazakh man has been handed out a three-month sentence for molestation of a policewoman in Dubai.

Kazakh man who tapped policewoman in Dubai handed prison term for 'molestation'
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
10-year visas for Kazakhstanis: US Ambassador Krol

The USA plans to offer 10-year business and tourist visas to Kazakhstanis.

10-year visas for Kazakhstanis: US Ambassador Krol
Photo  © Nikolay Kolesnikov
Popularize Almaty mountains via sports film festival: Captive Minds and Inge Solheim

UK based marketing agency Captive Minds and Inge Solheim want to organize a film festival in the mountains of Almaty.

Popularize Almaty mountains via sports film festival: Captive Minds and Inge Solheim
Photo © Vladimir Prokopenko
Be eco-friendly: Bike Taxis hit Almaty streets

Bike taxi Veloriksha has started operating in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Be eco-friendly: Bike Taxis hit Almaty streets
©Turar Kazangapov
Bulgaria simplifies visa requirements for Kazakhstan

Bulgaria has simplified visa requirements for citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.

Bulgaria simplifies visa requirements for Kazakhstan
Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of vk.com/ggolovkin
Golovkin starts construction of resort in Karaganda's National Park

Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin is constructing a resort in the Karkaralinsk National Park, Karaganda Oblast.

Golovkin starts construction of resort in Karaganda's National Park
Jaw reconstruction surgery. Photo ©  Alisher Akhmetov
More Kazakhstanis to seek medical help in South Korea with visa free regime

The visa free regime between South Korea and Kazakhstan will increase the flow of health tourists in 2015.

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More Kazakhstanis to seek medical help in South Korea with visa free regime
Photo © shymbulakhotel.kz
Kazakhstan's Shymbulak named most expensive skiing resort

Shymbulak Skiing Resort situated near Kazakhstan's Almaty has been named one of the most expensive skiing resorts among Post-Soviet countries.

Kazakhstan's Shymbulak named most expensive skiing resort
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Visa free entrance will not be extended: Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not planning to extend the visa free entrance regime for 10 countries.

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Visa free entrance will not be extended: Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Photo © RIA Novosti
Visa free entrance may be extended till October 2015

Kazakhstani Tourism Association has suggested extending visa free entrance for 10 countries till October 2015.

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Visa free entrance may be extended till October 2015
Kazakhstanis to visit Argentina visa free from November 1
Kazakhstanis to visit Argentina visa free from November 1

Kazakhstanis will be able to visit Argentina on visa free basis starting November 1.

Kazakhstanis to visit Argentina visa free from November 1
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh tour companies losing market to Russian firms

Kazakhstani tour operators may eventually be forced out of business by Russian companies through 'dumping'.

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Kazakh tour companies losing market to Russian firms
'Roofers' get a thrill exploring St. Petersburg from up high
'Roofers' get a thrill exploring St. Petersburg from up high

The best way to see the country's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

'Roofers' get a thrill exploring St. Petersburg from up high
La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination
La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

France welcomed 84.7 million foreign tourists in 2013 making it once again the most-visited country in the world.

La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination
Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland
Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland

La Rioja has sought over the past decade to draw visitors to its numerous wineries, many featuring stunning contemporary architecture.

Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland