Published on : Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A new international tourism route passing through Kazakhstan will be inaugurated in April, which was announced by Marat Igaliyev, head of the Tourism Industry Department of the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development. He met with Azamat Zhamankulov, Deputy Minister and head of the Tourism Industry Department of Culture, Information and Tourism Ministry of Kyrgyzstan. Igaliyev wrote on his Facebook page, “We discussed the opening of a new tourism destination of the Silk Road within the Turkic Council. The launch of the pilot project of the tourism branch via Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is planned for April 2017 and will take 12 days.” He added, “Later they will go to the ancient city of Turkestan that in 2017 was recognized as the cultural capital of the Turkic world. Also, foreign tourists will be able to visit the Zhambyl region, a sacred place where the Kazakh Khanate was founded.” In Kazakhstan, tourists can visit attractions in Almaty, such as Shymbulak, Koktobe and the famous Kolsai Lake.
During the forum of the WTO, Alla Peresolova discussed new opportunities for sustainable tourism development along the Silk Road. She said that this tourism project as per search data still remains the most sought after in the world among tourists.