TURESPAÑA and EXPO-2017 discuss strategic partnership


MADRID, Spain – Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of the Board of NC Astana EXPO-2017, met Marta Blanco, Director General of TURESPAÑA, in Madrid.

“In view of Spain’s considerable experience of hosting EXPOs, we are looking forward to our strategic partnership, mainly in the fields of tourist attraction and hospitality services,” said Mr. Yessimov commenting on the results of the meeting.

He also noted that NC Astana EXPO-2017 was taking part in all major tourist exhibitions around the world to promote the inflow of foreign tourists. “In 2017, we would like to present EXPO-2017 at the 37th FITUR 2017 International Tourist Trade Fair,” said Mr. Yessimov.
The exposition is expected to include about 3 thousand themed and entertainment events. EXPO-2017 will become a new fascinating destination for tourists from all over the world.

The Astana EXPO-2017 tourism product encompasses visits to the exposition, the country’s natural and cultural attractions, including 12 nature parks, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. It also has special destinations, such as the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The sale of package tours including tickets for the exhibition is due to start in July 2016.

TURESPAÑA is a national organization responsible for the promotion of Spain as a global tourist destination. It has the task of drawing up Spain’s strategy in the tourist sector and coordinating the efforts of public and private companies. Turespaña operates a network of 33 representative offices abroad.

About EXPO-2017 in Astana

The International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 with the theme “Future Energy” is an expositional and recreational event that will take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana. The exhibition will last 93 days and will be one of the most spectacular cultural venues in 2017. To date, 90 countries and 15 international organizations have confirmed that they will participate in the Astana EXPO-2017 exposition. Overall, the event expects over 100 participating countries and over 5 million visits.

As part of EXPO-2017, global policy documents will be drafted in order to promote an energy-efficient lifestyle and wide use of renewable energy sources.

The subthemes of EXPO-2017 are:

– Reducing CO2 emissions. The environmental challenge: to protect our environment and promote trends that lead to environmental enhancement.

– Energy conservation. The economic challenge: promote energy efficiency and the rational use of energy.

– Energy for all. The social challenge: energy access as a basic human need and right.