EXPO 2017 Prepares Regional Travel Offers for Visitors

ASTANA – Travel itineraries for the guests of EXPO 2017 will be ready by the end of this year, announced Deputy Chairman of the Astana EXPO 2017 National Company Vera Kobalia at the recent opening of the Kazakh pavilion for EXPO 2015 in Milano, Italy. 

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“We believe that it is necessary to offer specific tours to different people – tourists interested in visiting the nearby sights [or going to] the mountains with their family. In cooperation with travel agencies and experts in the field of tourism, we are working out travel itineraries, and they will be ready by the end of this year,” Kobalia said as reported by tengrinews.kz. 

She added that in 2016 travel packages and tickets for the exhibition will become available. 

“I think that most of the visitors will be interested in our sights. If a tourist came for a short time, he will be invited to visit the Burabay resort. And if he has a few days, he can make a tour to the southern capital Almaty,” she added. 

Commissioner of EXPO 2017 Rapil Zhoshybayev said that in the near future, negotiations with world stars that can perform at the exhibition will begin and that experts are now assessing who can come to Astana. 

On May 1, the national pavilion of Kazakhstan began its work in Milano. Pavilion guests see the presentation of a sand show and at the same time the history of the country is told. Visitors can go to the pavilion’s main hall, where they can get acquainted with agriculture and aquaculture and the environment of the country. An installation about the wild apple is also represented here. The visitors can also learn how to deal with locusts using modern methods. 

The pavilion’s attractions are also accompanied by songs in the Kazakh language and dancing.

The area of EXPO 2015 in Milano is more than a million square metres. The exhibition will run until Oct. 30, during which the organisers are expecting the arrival of 20 million visitors. However, in the streets of Milano, there were demonstrations against holding the EXPO. On April 30, there was a peaceful march, but on May 1 the protest turned violent. Police were wounded in the clashes and several cars were burned.

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