Taking place from June to September this year, Astana Expo 2017 was an attempt by Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev to bolster the international prestige of his country. Here Breaking Travel News talks with Astana Expo 2017 vice chairman, Yerbol Shormanov, to see if the Expo lived up to expectations.
Expo 2017 is underway in Astana, capital of the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. As part of a tour of the country with flag-carrier Air Astana, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole here visits the show and assesses its impact on tourism in this fast developing destination.
With Kazakhstan seeking to build its global profile with the hosting of Expo 2017, national flag-carrier Air Astana is taking its chance in the spotlight. Here Breaking Travel News examines the growing airline and asks if a bright future may be just around the corner.
Nursultan Äbishulliy Nazarbayev, president of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has officially opened Expo 2017. With five million visitors expected to visit the site over the coming months, the Expo will be one of the biggest tourism events on earth.
Nursultan Äbishulliy Nazarbayev, president of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has officially opened Expo 2017. The main theme of the event is Energy of the Future.
Finnair has announced that it will add a new short-haul route to Astana, Kazakhstan for the summer 2017 season. The award-winning airline will operate two weekly flights between Helsinki and Astana, from June 20th until August 11th, with travellers from the UK able to take advantage of the new route to visit the 2017 World Expo which starts in the Kazakh capital in June 2017.
More than 100 countries have already confirmed their participation in Expo 2017. Ukraine, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Colombia have been added to the list of participating countries that will show their achievements in renewable power generation at the event in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Daniele Bergo, the millionth visitor to the Kazakhstani national pavilion at the World Expo 2015 in Milan, is arriving in Kazakhstan. The Italian IT-consultant, who was awarded a certificate for a trip to Kazakhstan, will spend nine days visiting the most spectacular sites in the north, west and south of Kazakhstan.
An Air Astana Embraer 190 has become one of the first of 30 aircraft in the fleet to feature the distinctive Astana Expo 2017 logo on both sides of the fuselage. “Astana Expo 2017 will strongly focus on the eco-friendly energy, with exhibitors in the fields of demand, innovation and practical solutions expected to take a high profile at the event,” said Peter Foster, president, Air Astana.