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Askar Mamin: Kazakhstan plans to increase the share of tourism in GDP to 8% by 2025

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Kazakhstan plans to increase the share of tourism to 8 percent of GDP by 2025. This was announced by First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin at the international conference “Tourism and Future Energy: Reducing CO2 Emissions” at the EXPO-2017 Congress Center.

We are rich in nature, resources. The rich Kazakh history and nature are reflected in the UNESCO World Heritage List. An important infrastructure network has been created on the ancient Silk Road, which contributes to the growing numbers of tourists. We plan to increase the share of tourism to 8 percent of the country’s GDP by 2025. At present, this share is 1 percent, � A. Mamin said.

The Deputy Prime Minister noted that this conference should become a platform for constructive discussions so that it would be possible to find innovative solutions in the tourism industry.

A. Mamin also said that Kazakhstan intends to continue cooperation with UNWTO – the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations, since Kazakhstan needs its experience and support, advanced standards of the tourism industry to make the country one of the top tourist destinations.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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