Indonesian Embassy in Astana to Promote Indonesian Tourism in the KITF 2017 in Almaty

Indonesian Embassy in Astana to Promote Indonesian Tourism in the KITF 2017 in Almaty

Indonesian Embassy in Astana will promote tourism in Indonesia with a booth of 54m2 at the Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair (KITF) 2017 in Almaty on April 19 to 21, 2017. KITF is  the oldest and the largest tourism exhibition in Central Asia that has been held for the last 16 (sixteen) years. In 2016 KITF, the exhibition was attended by more than 330 travel agencies from 32 countries.

Last year Embassy of Indonesia in Astana participated in KITF 2016 involving one travel agency from Indonesia, namely PT. Pacific Interindah Tour & Travel, as well as two travel agency from Kazakhstan, namely, Tumar Trans and Bakruksveta. To attract visitors and as a form of introduction to Indonesian culture, the Embassy also made an attraction to the audience in Atakent center with traditional music and dancing groups from Indonesia. The Embassy of Indonesia's booth which is designed with an environmental theme and is decorated with various ornaments of tropical forest Indonesia received the award for best booth at KITF 2016.

Kazakhstan could be regarded as a country with a considerable source of potential tourists for Indonesia.  UNWTO data in 2015 mentions that outbound tourism Kazakhstan which is measured by the number of departures Kazakh citizen to abroad stood at 10.2 million.

The Number of tourists visiting Indonesia from Kazakhstan shows a steady improvement. According to the data from BPS, until November 2016, Kazakhstan travelers who visit Indonesia amounted to around 5000 people. That figure is higher than the amount of Kazakh Tourist in 2015 and 2014 respectively which is stood at 4,204 people and 4,079 people. In addition, Since September 2015, the Indonesian government has been giving Kazakh Tourists a free short-stay visa to enter Indonesia for up to 30 days.

In this regard, we would like to invite interested parties in Indonesia such as the Local Government, Association of Travel, hospitality, and travel agents to participate in the booth provided by Indonesian Embassy in  KITF  2017. For participation and further information please kindly contact Mr. Haidi Nur Hashfi, Mobile phone +77719756495; or Office + 7(7172)790670 / 790673 and email at 'astana.kbri@kemlu.go.id' & 'embassy@kbri-astana.kz'. Information related to  KITF 2017 can be accessed directly through the official website http://www.kitf.kz/en/

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