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Astana, Kazakhstan • 16 November 2022

Kazakhstan Seeks to Double the Number of Indian Tourists

The convention of Travel Agencies Association of India was held in Almaty

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A convention for the largest travel association in India, Travel Agencies Association of India (TAAI), was hosted in Almaty yesterday, QazMonitor reports citing with reference to Kazakh Tourism.

More than 75 representatives of Indian tourist businesses and mass media came to Kazakhstan to participate in the event. Over the course of three days, guests got acquainted with the tourist attractions of Almaty, visiting key sites such as the mountain resorts Oi-Qaragai, Shymbulak, and the high-mountain skating rink Medeu among others.

"India is one of the target markets for Kazakhstan. Since the introduction of the visa-free regime for citizens of this country, we have already seen a two-fold increase in tourists,” said Daniel Serzhanuly, managing director of Kazakh Tourism.

Serzhanuly added that there are plans to increase flights from Delhi to Almaty, which will help ensure a steady flow of tourists.

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is the biggest travel association in India with more than 3000 large tourist organizations participating as members. TAAI acts as the single point of contact for the Indian travel market. The association's Travel Convention and B2B meetings are the most anticipated events in the Indian tourism industry.

"Today's convention is the result of three years of work. As a result of the event, we will be able to at least double the number of tourists from India,” said Jyoti Mayal, President of the Association of Travel Agencies of India.

The convention was held in Kunming, PRC; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Bali, Indonesia; Istanbul, Turkiye; and Phuket, Thailand. The event resulted in a 30% increase in arrivals from India.