The tourist potential of Astana has grown significantly over the past few years, Tengrinews.kz reports.
Today in Astana absolutely all directions concerning the tourist industry are actively developing.
– MICE and business travel – Astana has a strong potential in providing services of this type of tourism, including more than 130 potential locations for events at any level of complexity;
– urban tourism – Astana, as the capital of the republic, has already attracted a large flow of tourists, for example, in 2017, thanks to the exhibition EXPO-2017, over two million tourists visited Astana;
– medical tourism – Astana has sufficient potential to become the first destination of medical tourism in the post-Soviet space.
The EXPO-2017 exhibition has become a kind of recommendation and a positive characteristic for Astana as an international tourist destination.
One of the objects specially built for the exhibition, the “Nur-Alem” sphere, has become a unique symbol of the tourist city of Astana and a landmark attracting tourists from other countries. It can be added that this part of the exhibition is now one of the most visited places in the city, both by guests of the capital and by local residents.
The monument with a height of 100 meters – “Baiterek” – has become a symbol of the capital. Also, the beautiful embankment of the Esil River is a great place to just walk.
As for cultural life, there are theaters in Astana: Astana Opera and Astana Ballet.
Astana received the prestigious title of “City of the World”, became the third post-Soviet city that joined the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), more than once was among the best cities to visit among the CIS countries.
Over the past five years, the city has been visited by more than four million people, including more than a million foreign tourists.
Today, Astana is positioned as a venue for the most important dialogue sites to address global issues in Central Asia. At the moment, the capital has all chances to become one of the main tourist destinations in Central Asia, and later in the world.