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Current trends in international tourism at KITF 2023

More than 200 companies from 22 countries of the world will be presented at the exposition.

The main tourism event of the year – the Kazakhstan International Tourism and Travel Exhibition – KITF 2023 – will be held from April 19 to 21, 2023, in Almaty in the pavilions of the Atakent Kazakhstan Center for Business Cooperation.

For the 21st time, the exposition will become a single business platform for industry experts and industry leaders, including tourism associations, tour operators and travel agents, airlines and air agencies, hotels and resorts, business leaders, opinion leaders and travel bloggers.

More than 200 companies from 22 countries of the world will be presented at the exposition. National and regional stands of such countries as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Vietnam, Georgia, Jordan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Novgorod region of the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Croatia and South Korea, Gyeonggi Province will introduce the guests of the exhibition to their opportunities for recreation and national flavor. And also companies from Greece, Egypt, India, UAE, Russia, Seychelles, Thailand, Turkey and Japan will be presented with independent and collective stands.

The largest Kazakhstani and international tour operators: Kompas, Kazunion/ RUSTAR, Selfie Travel and FUN&SUN will also be presented at the exposition this spring, where they will present updated programs for regular and new travel agent partners. The FUN&SUN tour operator’s stand is currently the largest among commercial organizations, this year the area has been increased to 288 sq.m. Participation in the exhibition was also confirmed by major Kazakhstani airlines, that make regular international, domestic and charter flights – Air Astana, Scat/Sunday Airlines, Flyarystan. From foreign airlines, visitors to the exhibition will be able to meet with Air Seychelles, which have become literally the discovery of this year, as well as Azerbaijan Airlines, Turkish Airlines.

For the first time, the following companies will act as exhibitors: Aerotur – an agency representing a platform for searching and issuing air and railway tickets, as well as for searching the best accommodation options in hotels, hotels and apartments; Sirena Travel – a distributor and supplier of information technologies for automating business processes of airlines, air travel agencies, airports, tour operators and hotels; XIRTIZ company – a Turkish company offering services in the field of medical tourism; RATE HAWK, part of the Emerging Travel group of companies, – one of the fastest growing platforms for travel professionals.

The unusual, updated design of the Kazakhstani group of stands will be the highlight of the exposition. The new regions of Kazakhstan, which were founded in 2022 by order of the President, deserve special attention – Zhetysu and Ulytau regions will demonstrate the possibilities of tourism in their destinations for the first time. In general, 16 regions of Kazakhstan and 2 cities of republican significance will be presented at the exhibition.

The KITF Medical tourism section will once again open to professionals all the intricacies of working with such a product as treatment and rehabilitation in domestic and foreign institutions in such countries as: Azerbaijan, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, South Korea.

In addition to the hot pool of participants for visitors to the exhibition, a business program will be formed during the three days of the platform, the schedule of which will include seminars and presentations from exhibitors, training programs, master classes of the participants of the exhibition, marketing activities right at the exhibition stands. The conference venue, successfully launched last year, will be presented in a completely new format in 2023 – a large-scale KITF Travel Forum, organized with the support of Travel Success Academy. KITF Travel Forum is an active live April 19 – 21, 2023 Atakent Kazakhstan Center for Business Cooperation Kazakhstan International Tourism and Travel Exhibition communication, high-quality networking, strategic sessions, as well as training cases from top industry professionals.

The KITF Travel Forum business platform will open with a press conference with the participation of government agencies and business representatives. On the first day, April 19, a plenary session will be held on the topic “The Future of Outbound Tourism in Kazakhstan: from challenges to new opportunities”, followed by a dialogue platform “Travel trends – ready to take off in 2023”, later a presentation of “Mersa -Matrukh – a new discovery for summer holiday 2023”. In the second half, the following will take place: FinTech session “Bet on technology: implementation of new IT solutions in tourism”, Public-Talk “Travel agent fears: answers and search for solutions”, presentation “Myths about holidays in Thailand in summer”, and presentation of the program “Quality Mark” and presentation of certificates “Quality Mark” will complete the business part of the first day.

On the second day, a round table “Tourism: Driving Force of Development”, a plenary session “Traveling of bloggers become a business”, an expert meeting “Recreation on the water. Why are cruises becoming popular?”, in the afternoon there will be a training author’s session “Tourism marketing trends” from SUCCESS TRAVEL ACADEMY, then the guests of the exhibition will be waiting for the WorkShop “Family trip – features of requests from Kazakhstani tourists: increasing the number of bookings, segmentation and attracting guests, tools for additional sales”, the content of the second day will be completed by the presentation “Baku: a beach holiday on the Caspian Sea”.

On the third day, the platform will host the traditional KITF Travel Fest Forum, where experts will talk about unusual and fascinating travels around Kazakhstan, and at the end of the entire program there will be Travel Talks on the topic: “Traveling means developing”.

Experts of the exhibition industry have awarded the KITF with the UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) quality mark for compliance with international B2B platform standards. The official partner of the KITF 2023 exhibition is KOMPAS. Partner of the business program of the exhibition – TRAVEL SUCCESS ACADEMY.

The organizer of the exhibition is ITECA, the Kazakhstan Exhibition Company, and its international partner – ICA Events Group of Companies.

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