23rd Kazakhstan International Exhibition «Tourism & Travel»

23-25 April 2025

Feedback from KITF 2024 visitors

Timur Balymbetov, interviewer, influencer:

It is the KITF exhibition that I am visiting for the first time. This is a new and very interesting experience for me. I'm still watching the exhibition, but already now I see a lot of interesting stands. There are exhibitors that I definitely plan to visit, because these are companies of interest to me. The exhibition is very lively!

Raushangul Yasirova, Manager of Sea Star Tourism Ltd LLP:

We have been visiting this exhibition for the fifth year, and our director has been a visitor for more than ten years. We receive a lot of useful information here and have found new useful partners. We also managed to attend the events of the business program. Several contracts were signed within the framework of the exhibition. 

Igor Chernyavsky, Head of Revenue Management Department at Qazaq Air JSC:

I am visiting the KITF exhibition for the first time. Of course, the exhibition is very useful, here I met with several companies, for which I actually came. I did not attend the events of the business program, but the schedule is interesting. It was possible to conclude intentions for cooperation.

Yuliya Dolgushina, Deputy Director of Asia VIP Tour LLP:

I am visiting the KITF exhibition for the tenth time. Every time there are new companies, this year there are a lot of new exhibitors, more than in the past. We always make arrangements at the exhibition, which is why it is valuable.

Natalya Satenova, Director of Solnce Tur agency:

I have previously visited an exhibition in other areas, an exhibition on tourism for the first time. Everything is very interesting here. I am currently engaged in concluding contracts and expanding my connections. We are partnering and connecting so that our tourists have great opportunities and interesting new destinations. Thank you for the organization, everything is very interesting, there are a lot of different products and directions that will help the development of my business and the development of tourism in Kazakhstan as a whole.

Talgat Mamyruly, Doctor of Business Administration, International Kazakh-Chinese Language College:

My students regularly visit the exhibition, we have been coming for 8-9 years. Since this is an international exhibition dedicated to tourism, the excellent companies are presented, there are many proposed projects, and very interesting directions. You can view topics in various areas, including international tourism and tourism in our country. All this makes it possible to develop tourism in our country, domestic tourism in Kazakhstan and train strong specialists. We sign contracts with the companies we need, and our students have the opportunity to work in these companies.

Aidana Nurdillayeva, Tourism Manager of Sultan Travel:

This is the second time I have visited the KITF exhibition. I have found companies that I am interested in working with: KazUnion and Fun&Sun. I visited the events of the business program with great interest. Here we have entered into a franchise agreement with Fun&Sun.

Vladislav Borodin: Mapster Guides:

I am visiting the KITF exhibition for the third time. There are such a large number of companies with which we can enter into partnership that there is enough work for ten years ahead. We sign contracts every 15 minutes. We have a company that sells services, we are now finding agents with whom we will partner for the next 5-10 years. The exhibition is an ideal platform for this.

Feedback from KITF 2023 visitors

Kalmira Bakayeva, guide of Kyrgyz Nature Travel:

I came to the KITF exhibition for the first time as part of a delegation from Kyrgyzstan. I was struck by the scale of the exhibition. Thank you for inviting us! We really liked the exhibition, we are glad that you are an event of such magnitude. We have also received new information and experience that we can share in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are friendly countries, brothers. In the future, we hope to develop tourism in our countries and cooperate with you.  We wish good luck and prosperity to the exhibition!

Aigerim Adylbekova, Director of TF Skylines:

I really liked the event, I'm visiting it for the first time. My visit was purposeful, I got acquainted with a large number of hotels, negotiations were held with exactly the hotels with which I planned. Unfortunately, there are not enough agencies and companies that I wanted to meet in person, but it's not scary. Preliminary agreements on cooperation have already been concluded. The geography of the participants is pleasing, after all, 22 countries are an excellent level.

Yermek Kalenov, Development Director of KZ TRAVEL GROUP:

It is the fifth year since I have been visiting the KITF 2023 exhibition. I come to get acquainted with hotels, with host companies, to conclude partnership agreements, to find new directions for myself, to be aware of where the market is moving, to find out what new reliable companies there are. In general, I liked everything very much. The organization, as always, is at the highest level, there are many participants, many activities at the stands, many photo locations for Instagram. 

Yekaterina Mineyeva, General Director of the Infotour travel agency:

I have been visiting the KITF 2023 exhibition every year since 2015. The scale of the exhibition is always pleasing and impressive. The stands are bright and colorful. Regarding partners, unfortunately, there are few new ones, mostly the former “giants” - tour operators, with whom we have been working for a long time. It's nice to see old friends, but there were also new acquaintances, there were new partners in Azerbaijan, which pleases us. Because Azerbaijan is developing strongly now. I would also like to mention Jordan - a new wave in the field of tourism. The exhibition, as in previous years, was held at the highest level and impressed.

Nurzariya Tezekbayeva, Manager of Travel World:

I came to Kazakhstan for the first time. I would like to express my gratitude for organizing the KITF 2023 exhibition - for lively impressions, exchange of experience and new business acquaintances. Everything is perfectly organized, I really liked it. I met many interesting companies, met many people from tourism. I have already exchanged contacts with companies with which I plan to conclude contracts in the future. I'm thinking of visiting the exhibition next year

Nurkeldy Yespebetov, Manager of Tourism Research Institute:

I have been visiting KITF 2023 since 2008, for 15 years now. In my opinion, this year's format is slightly different. Lots of seminars. I am more interested in domestic tourism, I would like to see a large separate stand for each region of Kazakhstan. This year, international participants have such stands. I want to note that every year more and more new countries join, this is a huge plus. There are more positive impressions about the exhibition.  I will definitely come next year.

Feedback from KITF 2022 visitors

Anna Sarybayeva, Director of Adygene Travel, Kyrgyzstan

Our company is based in Kyrgyzstan, we are visiting this exhibition for the first time and we have a very good impression of KITF. We hope that next year we will come as exhibitors, the platform is very well organized. The registration process for visitors is very convenient, there are a large number of participants, a lot of countries are represented. We are glad that we have found representatives from Azerbaijan, Georgia and our colleagues from Kazakhstan. We managed to find a lot of new acquaintances, discuss many topical issues, and all this in a small compact platform. It is very easy to find those who are needed on KITF. The only thing we lacked was representatives of hiking mountaineering, which is our field.  We hope that the sports tourism section will expand next year. Next year we will definitely bring our products and have a stand!

Oksana Ryumina, Director of WT Apartments, WT Hostel, Kazakhstan

There are many different and promising participants this year. As the director of a chain of hostels and hotels that cater to the domestic tourist flow, I was very pleased with the domestic directions presented. As for external tours, we can note the large exposition, all the major tour operators in our country have very large and comfortable stands. You can talk to each manager in a calm business atmosphere. The exhibition fully met all expectations, a lot of new contacts and acquaintances, excellent printed materials and a really professional organization of the event. This year's exhibition is more compact compared to 2019, but more informative.

Kanatov Almadi, Director of Kettik Qazaqstan, Kazakhstan

I visit the KITF exhibition every year, as I work in the tourism industry. This year I enjoyed the exhibition, I was interested in the CIS, and I found representatives from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Uzbekistan. There were a lot of activities and contests on the platform, I also visited the events of the business program - I got a lot of useful information. I should also note that we found partners in outdoor activities. Our company is more engaged in tours of sacred places, and now we will expand services in the direction of outdoor, sports activities. We exchanged contacts and decided to cooperate in the future. It's all thanks to the KITF.

Dariya Bakri, Operations Manager of Discover Doha, Qatar

KITF 2022 exhibition is very cool! We have met many potential partners. Our tour company is from Qatar, we learned about the exhibition late, otherwise we would have participated with a stand. The exhibition is very worthwhile, many countries are involved. We met colleagues from Azerbaijan, Italy, Indonesia, learned a lot about Almaty, and next year we decided to come back for sure.  I advise all travel industry professionals to visit this platform!

Dzhakubekov Danat, Introd company, Kazakhstan

I really enjoyed the exhibition, I came here for the first time on the recommendation of colleagues. I work in tourism, I am interested in promising directions. The scale of the exhibition amazed me and I will definitely come next year.