“Nur Alem” once again received its guests (PHOTOREPORT)

EXPO-2017 once again welcomes guests. The opening ceremony of the sphere “Nur Alem” was held within its territory. The event was attended by Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, Chairman of the Board of JSC “NC “Astana-EXPO-2017” Akmetzhan Yessimov.
Astana city11 November , 14:33

During the opening days, visiting the EXPO territory will be free for residents and guests of the capital, tickets will be in sale from November 14 this year. A ticket will cost 1500 tenge, as well as discounts are provided for pensioners and schoolchildren - 500 tenge, for students - 800 tenge.

Also, during this day the pavilion "the Best practices zone", the art-center and thematic pavilions were opened for visitors.

In the near future, an ice rink will start operating on the territory of the EXPO, which, because of weather conditions, was not opened on the opening day. A ticket will cost 1000 tenge.

We note that EXPO-2017 made Astana the most popular city in the CIS among Russian, Chinese and German tourists. During the three months of EXPO-2017, 5.4 million people arrived in the capital. The exhibition was visited by 3.977 million people.

During the exhibition, the domestic tourism received a tremendous impetus to development. Only during the period of EXPO-2017, the demand for tour operator services increased by 78% (compared to the same period in 2016). During this time, the National Company "Astana-EXPO-2017" signed 13 contracts with tourist companies for the sale of 187.5 thousand tickets as a part of tour packages. At the same time, more than 275,000 tour packages were actually sold.


Kairat Zhandybayev

Photo by Azamat Aliyev