23rd Kazakhstan International Exhibition «Tourism & Travel»

23-25 April 2025

Welcome Letters 2013

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

I am pleased to welcome you at the 13th Kazakhstan International Tourism Exhibition KITF 2013 – 'Tourism and Travel'!

Tourism is a key sector of the national economy. Moreover, our President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has identified this sector as a priority program of the development.

Tourism plays an important role in resolution of socio-economic problems of the regions. These are tens of thousands of new jobs and development of local infrastructure.

Systematic plans for tourism development of the country, Almaty resorts, Akmola Mangistau and East Kazakhstan regions are already worked out in the industrialization program. Based on them a draft of the long-term Kazakhstan tourism development concept has been developed.

In this regard, KITF provides an excellent opportunity for discussions with the world leading tourism industry experts, sharing experiences, discussing current issues, presenting new trends and identifying effective ways of the sector development.

I am sure that KITF 2013 will be hold at high level and contribute to the development of the tourism sector of the Republic.

I wish all the guests and participants new contracts and quality work in the tourist services market.

S. A. Isekeshev

Deputy Prime Minister
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Minister of Industry and New Technologies
of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the World Tourism Organization, the specialized UN agency in the field of tourism, which members include 154 states, and affiliated members - another 400 organizations, I would like to welcome all participants, organizers and guests of the 13th Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair KITF 2013.

Nowadays tourism is one of the priorities of the global economy, complicated high-yield inter-industry complex. It helps to provide high employment and social welfare, to improve the quality of life, sustainable development, economic unity and cultural diversity of states.

The impressive economic growth of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the development of its national capacity in twenty years of political and economic reforms gives confidence in the fact that tourism in the Republic of Kazakhstan will receive appropriate development for the benefit of the people of this country. The country is steadily moving towards the transformation of its unique natural and human resource capacity, improvement the quality of service and its submission internationally. This is evidenced by the organization and holding of the exhibition KITF, which has become a traditional and integral part of national tourism.

Such exhibitions are attractive because of their special atmosphere of openness and free communication that is reigning there, it allows the participants not only to demonstrate their achievements and to offer products, but also strengthen mutually beneficial partnerships.

Fruitful contacts within the framework of this important event make it possible to relate national priorities of tourism development to international trends and provide an opportunity to communicate with a mainstream audience, representing various sectors of the tourism industry and related economic sectors.

In conclusion I would like to reiterate that UNWTO is proud to regard the Republic of Kazakhstan as a partner in promoting quality, sustainable and accessible to public tourism.

I wish the participants of the 13th Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair a successful and productive work!

Zoltan Somogyi
Executive Director
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)


Ladies and Gentlemen!

I want to welcome all the participants and visitors on the 13th Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair KITF 2013 on behalf of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan!

KITF is the largest Kazakh exhibition in the field of international pleasure travel. Each year, the event is becoming more and more popular and important one for tourism professionals from Kazakhstan and foreign countries. This provides an excellent opportunity to offer Kazakhstanis in a professional manner all the latest achievements in the travel industry, new educational and recreational areas and routes all over the world, including Russia.

Such exhibitions help acquiring new knowledge, learning and adopting best practices in the formation of sustainable tourism development, and also contribute to broadening cooperation and international contacts.

I wish all the exhibitors effective work, realization of plans and expanding business relations!

Yakovlev A.V.

Trade representative
of the Russian Federation
in the Republic of Kazakhstan