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Kazakhstan becomes Budapest Airport’s 45th country market

Just days into S17, Budapest Airport has announced further expansion of its destination map, filling the white spot that was Kazakhstan. Confirming a twice-weekly...

Air Astana marks eleventh anniversary of its first flight

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, marked the eleventh anniversary of its first flight from Almaty to Astana this week.

Air Astana takes delivery of its first sharklet equipped A320

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Airbus’ Sharklet fuel saving wing-tip devices.

Air Astana launches new services to Ukraine and Russia

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s award winning flag carrier, will launch new services from Almaty and Astana to Kiev, capital of Ukraine on 31st March and 1st April 2013 .

Air Astana celebrates 10th anniversary of Kazakhstan to China services

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s award winning flag carrier marks the 10th anniversary of direct services between Kazakhstan and China with a major industry reception in Beijing today.

Best Western opens first hotel In Kazakhstan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Best Western International, the World's Biggest Hotel Family®, continues its global expansion with the addition of the brand's first hotel in Kazakhstan, the BEST WESTERN PLUS At

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announces first hotel in Kazakhstan

CHEVY CHASE, Md. - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has announced the expansion of its luxury hotel portfolio in the CIS with the development of the first hotel in Kazakhstan.

Astana will host Expo 2017

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Kazakh capital city of Astana will host Expo 2017.

Air Astana launches flights from Almaty to Hong Kong

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award winning flag carrier, operated the first flight from Almaty to Hong Kong today, with the new direct service bringing a host of previously

Air Astana revenues up 13 percent

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana saw its revenues grow by 13% to US$394 million, matched by a similar increase in passenger numbers, although net profit declined to US$4.95 million.

Air Astana increases frequencies to Urumqi

Air Astana services between Almaty and Urumqi, western China, will increase from three times a week to daily service with effect from 1st August 2012, whist services from Astana to Urumqi will increa

Hong Kong and Kazakhstan come closer with visa-free travel

With effect from today, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport holders can enjoy a 14 day visa free visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan and Kazakh nationals can similarly spend 14 da

Air Astana named Best Airline in Central Asia-India

Air Astana was named the Best Airline in Central Asia / India at the 2012 World Airline Awards held at Farnborough Air Show in the UK last week.

Air Astana launches new flights to Asia, Central Asia, Europe and...

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Air Astana. Its first flight was a Boeing 737 service from Almaty to Astana on May 15, 2002.

Kazakhstan becoming top player of Central Asian tourism industry

KAZAKHSTAN (eTN) – The Kazakhstan tourism industry expects fast movement in the region by announcing the development of one of the world’s longest ski reports in a country that currently ranks at

Kazakhstan’s foreign minister thanks Borat for boosting tourism

Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Kazakhstan's foreign minister thanked the character played in the hit film by Sacah Baron Cohen for boosting tourism, despite the fact Borat is sexist, homophobic and anti-semitic.

Air Astana orders four 767-300ERs and three 787 Dreamliners

SEATTLE, Wash. - Boeing and Air Astana have announced an order for four 767-300ERs (Extended Range) and three 787-8s.

Air Astana announces Boeing 767 and 787 order

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, the national flag carrier of Kazakhstan, announced that it has agreed to purchase four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and three Boeing 787-8 “Dreamliners”, an order wor

Air Astana experiences strong traffic growth on Asian network

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s leading international carrier, continues to experience strong traffic growth on its Asian network.

Canvas Hotels and Resorts introduces brand to Kazakhstan at Astana Leisure...

ASTANA, Kazakhstan – Canvas Hotels and Resorts introduced the brand to the Kazakhstan market at the Astana Leisure 2011 last week.

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana celebrates 9th anniversary

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s principal airline, is marking its ninth anniversary by officially presenting the first new Embraer E-190 airliner at a ceremony attended by VIPs, government officials and th

Etihad signs codeshare agreement with Air Astana

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today signed a new codeshare agreement with Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan.

Worldhotels launches its first branded hotels

Frankfurt – Worldhotels, the leading group for independent hotels, is proud to present its first branded hotels in Germany and Kazakhstan, the Worldhotel The Rilano Munich, the Worldhotel The Rilano

GlobalStar presents new partners in Oman, Bahrain, and Kazakhstan

GlobalStar Travel Management - the worldwide travel management company known for its multinational travel management solutions - announces the recruitment of three new partners in their network: Trave

Ecotourism is calling on Kazakhstan

Dagmar Schreiber, a German living in Kazakhstan, has devoted the last 20 years of her life to helping rural villages in Kazakhstan to explore opportunities in tourism.

Astana, Kazakhstan – one of the last great travel unknowns

The world’s ninth biggest country is one of its last great travel unknowns.

UNWTO’s “Roadmap to Recovery”

The United Nations World Tourism Organization’s “Roadmap to Recovery” document has been developed over the past six months to respond directly to the evolving crisis, which has already been refe

Kazakhstan welcomes the world of UNWTO

“I am delighted to send greetings to the 18th session of the general assembly of the UNWTO," UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has told the delegates of 18th session of the General Assembly of the Un

Saudi Arabia participates in the 18th meeting of UNWTO in Kazakhstan

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate in the 18th session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Kazakastan.

Gearing up for UNWTO General Assembly

In the midst of economic, climate, social, and health challenges, the 18th session of the UNWTO General Assembly will convene in Astana, Kazakhstan from October 5-8.