KOKSHETAU – Thirty tourism-related organizations in the Akmola region will have the opportunity to compete in this year’s “Best Winter Tourism Project” competition, according to a Jan. 15 announcement by the Akmola region akimat (regional administration).
Tourist sites will submit proposals in the categories of best tourist route and best winter recreation information and advertising package. The annual competition usually includes the participation of tourism executives, tour operators, national parks, resorts and children’s centres.
The purpose of the competition is to increase the number of facilities providing winter leisure services, expand the range of services provided and to establish new tourism facilities, according to the organizers. Targeted efforts to expand the region’s winter tourism infrastructure, which includes the famous Burabai national park, can magnify the impact of the tourism sector on the nation’s economy, organizers say.
The Akmola region’s climate allows for the development of both winter and summer tourism and regional tourism officials believe there is significant growth potential in the region’s winter tourism industry.
In order to develop the region’s winter tourism potential, infrastructure and investment attractiveness, the tourism management of the Akmola region annually conducts tourism-related competitions. The basic idea of the competitions is to identify the most popular tourism activities and facilities.