Welcome Letters 2012

Dear participants and guests of the 9th Kazakhstan International Tourism Exhibition in Astana, “Astana Leisure 2012”!

Dear participants and guests, I would like to welcome you on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the 9th Kazakhstan International Tourism Exhibition in Astana, “Astana Leisure 2012”!

This event is of great importance for Kazakhstan as it is the tourism in the modern world is rightly recognized as an economic phenomenon of the century, contributing to the development of the economy of any country.

«Astana Leisure» exhibition - is a significant occasion in the field of tourism in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, which is annually held in Astana, the capital of our republic, with the official support of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, represented by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies Republic of Kazakhstan this year.What is remarkable is that the Exhibition coincides with the events dedicated to the World Tourism Day.

“Astana Leisure 2012” - is the exchange of contacts and services, and the new politically important contacts. These are permanent participants: domestic and foreign tourist companies. This year, the exhibition is expecting visitors from all regions of Kazakhstan, Central Asia, CIS and abroad.

I am confident that Kazakhstan International Tourism Exhibition “Astana Leisure” will be an important event and traditional meeting place for professionals in our industry, will expand and strengthen business and cultural ties, will add to rapprochement and understanding between local and foreign companies, and attract more professionals of the tourism business.

I wish you every success, interesting and useful meetings and fruitful work for the benefit of domestic and international tourism!

Minister for Industry and New Technologies

Ladies and gentlemen!

We extend warm welcome to the participants and guests of the exhibition "Leisure-Astana", Astana Leisure 2012 on behalf of ITE Group Plc and its exclusive partner in Kazakhstan and Central Asia - Itesa LLP.

During the nine years, the exhibition Astana Leisure has won a status of a dynamic and effective professional event that helps demonstrate the operation of the companies engaged both in outbound and inbound tourism. This is a sound opportunity for foreign tourism enterprises to enter the Kazakh market. This event is an advantageous platform for tour operators, as allows covering and working out the most active regions of Kazakhstan.

Owing to the continuous work on promoting Kazakhstan and its capital, Astana, as one of the areas of business tourism and vacation, the exhibition "Astana - Leisure", being a traditional event, helps enhance and strengthen business relationships. Astana Leisure facilitates the exchange of experience, the formation of present day offerings on the market of tourist services and is a proof that the Kazakh tourist market is attracting an increasing number of large international companies

We are pleased to express our gratitude to all the companies and government agencies that have rendered assistance in organization and holding of the specialized tourism exhibition in Astana - Astana Leisure 2012 over the years.

We heartily wish all the guests and participants of the exhibition achieving all the tasks set for the autumn and winter tourist season, lucrative contracts and the most effective meetings!

Yours Sincerely,

Yuri Borodikhin
Executive Director of ITE Group Plc