Tourism sphere developing in Astana in recent years

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ASTANA. July 13. KAZINFORM - Tourism is one the priorities of the economical development of the capital. Presence of such pearls as Borovoe, Zerendy, Sary Obe, Korgalzhino, and changes, which happened in social and economical life of the capital, provide wide opportunities for touristic activity, http://astana.kz informs.

Growing interest to the city as to the young capital of our state with modern image and infrastructure is confirmed by many exponents characterizing the tourism sphere.

For example, in 2000, there were 48 travel agencies and 18 hotels registered in the city, including activity of individual entrepreneurs.

According to the capital’s Department of statistics. As of January 1, 2013, there were 270 travel agencies and 135 hotels in Astana city including activity of individual entrepreneurs. Such rapid growth reflects significance of the capital and increasing interest to our state.

In general, tourist flow, arriving in Astana and Kazakhstan, grows year after year.

Over 2012, travel agencies and hotels of the city provided services for 637.4 thousand of tourists; incoming tourism amounted to 104.1 thousand of people; outbound tourism - 55.2 thousand of people. In 2000 this exponent amounted to 59.3 thousand of tourists; incoming tourism amounted to 0,7 thousand of people; outbound tourism - 6.9 thousand of people’, - reports the Department of statistics.

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