The Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports has announced plans to develop budget programs to fund infrastructure projects in tourist areas. The plans were announced by Chairman of the Kazakh Tourism National Company Talgat Amanbayev during most recent ministry’s meeting of February 22nd.
On April 30th of 2021, the government adopted a law on tourism, which consolidates the activities of the Kazakh Tourism company and provides new incentive measures of government support for tourism. Last year, the Ministry of Culture and Sport introduced the Kids Go Free program that provides free tickets for children aged 2 to 17 as part of a domestic tour package.
Most of the expenses are directed to the development of priority tourist areas such as Mangistau, Shchuchinsk-Borovoye, Turkestan and Alakol resort areas.Talgat Amanbayev, Chairman of the Kazakh Tourism National Company
Currently, the Kazakh Tourism has been developing the Grand Tour of Kazakhstan and has already planned its routes. According to Amanbayev, the planning of the tour will consist of three stages: the identification of attractive routes, landscaping, and the development of the content of the routes.
The next step will be the promotion of the developed Grand Tour in target markets and product-oriented marketing. “We are already receiving feedback from the regions and the market on improving the mechanisms of support measures,” said Amanbayev.
The government is planning to develop the infrastructure in tourist areas to attract more tourists. In the last three years Kazakhstan has implemented a total of 80 infrastructure projects including the construction of roads and engineering networks.
The number of tourists in Kazakhstan has been increasing due to the easing of restrictions. In response to the expected increase of tourists, Vice Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov gave instructions to increase the number of flights and trains to resort areas.
Taking into account the demand for air and railway transport at the beginning of the tourist season, it is necessary to address this issue.Yeraly Tugzhanov, Vice Prime Minister
The government is set to ensure daily trains from the capital to Almaty and resort areas as well as to increase the number of flights to the cities of Aktau, Turkistan, Usharal, and the village of Urdzhar.
According to the Astana Times, Amanbayev called for the joint work of the ministry and local executive bodies in the implementation of measures that would improve the experience of tourists in the country. He said that the regions could contribute to the development of tourism by improving the quality of services, training guides, developing new tourist products, and conducting information tours.