Possible involvement of VisitBritain Agency experts to consult on EXPO-2017 preparation discussed in London

ASTANA. February 23. KAZINFORM - In London, in the headquarters of VisitBritain national tourism agency there has been a meeting of the executive secretary of Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Commissioner of the Expo-2017 International Specialized Exhibition Rapil Zhoshybayev and VisitBritain Strategy and Communication Director Patricia Yates, as the press service of the Ministry reports.

February 22 the Kazakh diplomat briefed Britain's national tourism agency of the basic facts of social and economic development of Kazakhstan, of the preparations for EXPO-2017, as well as the major factors attracting foreign tourists to Kazakhstan and the preparation of the draft Concept of tourism development in Kazakhstan until 2020.

In turn, P.Yates reported on VisitBritain's experience in conducting various international events as well as the stages of preparating, implementating and monitoring the results of XXX Summer Olympic Games and practice of the company in inviting foreign tourists. She shared information about the existing concepts of tourism development in the UK until 2020.

R.Zhoshybaev highlighted the study of the British experience in preparing major events worldwide together with attracting tourists and promoting the project within the country and abroad. The EXPO-2017 Commissioner expressed hope for active cooperation, exchange of know-how and knowledge to further strengthen mutual activities in the field of tourism.

The parties analyzed the possibility of calling VisitBritain Agency experts to provide advice on preparing EXPO-2017.

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