Kazakhstan got a lot of play in India - experts
Malaysia, Poland, the UAE and S Korea are among the countries that choose Kazakhstan for journey.
As BNews.kz correspondent has learned from Kazakh Tourism JSC, the number of foreign tourists arrived in Kazakhstan this year is 4.1 million people. Herewith there is a growth of tourists from the focus countries.
Thus, Kazakh Tourism National Company reflected on results of first half of 2018 based on the data of the Statistics Committee under the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan.
It should be noted there is positive indicators compared to the last. Kazakh Tourism Company’s analysis shows the number of citizens of Kazakhstan who prefer tour through the country increased by 7 % and amounted to 2.4 million people.
The number of foreigners who arrived in Kazakhstan for the first quarter of this year amounted to 4.1 million people (an increase of 22% compared to the same period in 2017). According to the national company, India stands out from all the countries, because the number of foreign tourist from India in the first six months of 2018 amounted to more than 12,000 people (71% growth). Also, the number of tourists from Malaysia (81%), Poland (36%), the United Arab Emirates (24%) and South Korea (12.5%) continues to grow.
The number of places of accommodation (hotels, holiday homes, motels, children's camps, tourist camps, campsites) increased by 174 units compared to the final indicators of 2017 and amounted to 3,161 units. This growth for the first six months is the best for the last 5 years, experts noted.
Besides, service volume in resort areas is also growing. The increase amounts to 33,3% and reached 4.8 billion in comparison with the last year.
It is worth highlighting some facts related to the volume of services provided by accommodation facilities in the resort areas, their lump-sum capacity and the number of served visitors. If we assume that the number of visitors visiting resort areas in the first half of 2018 (272 thousand people) was served only in the first summer month (30 days), occupancy of the number of rooms in some popular resort areas, where it is difficult to find vacant places in the summertime, hardly reaches 10%, while in other similar or less popular resort areas - 30%, 40% or even above 50%.
"Therefore, it is possible to make an assumption about the concealment of real data by some placements in Kazakhstan.
Thus, in Altai resort zone where about 40 thousand visitors were served during the period under review, services were rendered almost one third less than in Kenderli, where visitors were 4 times less, and beds and places of accommodation are fewer than dozens of times.
A similar situation was in Almaty resort and Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort area in the first half of 2018. Two resorts served an almost equal number of visitors 66 969 and 64 480 thousand people, respectively, but services rendered in Borovoye resort were more than half a billion tenge (596, 8 million tenge). With the fact that in the Almaty resort area the number of beds is twice that of ShchBKZ.
As noted in the press service, the data can also be influenced by the availability of related services in those or other resorts, which affects the length of stay, the average check and, accordingly, the general indicators of profitability.
Such discrepancies are observed on an annual basis in each resort area.