New Delhi [India], Mar.29 (ANI): With less than three months to go for Expo-2017, an international exposition scheduled to take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India and two leading tour operators of India and Kazakhstan --Sayat Travel (Kazakhstan) and Salvia Travels Pvt. Ltd. (India) - organised a road show on the theme "Travel the Great Silk Road and visit Astana Expo-2017" here.
The road show was attended by representatives of tourist companies, associations, media and those Indians interested in visiting Kazakhstan.
Participants also had an opportunity to get information about opportunities available in Kazakhstan.
During the event, an agreement of cooperation was signed between Astana EXPO 2017 "NC" JSC and Salvia Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Speaking on the occasion, Kazakhstan's Ambassador to India Bulat Sarsenbayev made a mention of the high dynamics of development of tourism cooperation between the two countries.
The current volume of tourist flow from India to Kazakhstan has increased by 35 percent in comparison to the previous year. Indian tourists are mainly attracted by the culture and educational opportunities available in cities such as Almaty and Astana.
Ambassador Sarsenbayev predicted that Expo-2017 would undoubtedly become the main event of the year, and therefore, he saw the road show as just another opportunity to showcase Kazakhstan to tourists from India.
The occasion was also used to highlight the fact that Kazakhstan's national carrier "Air Astana" has commenced daily flights between Almaty and New Delhi and plans are on to launch flights between Astana and New Delhi.
Flights between Almaty and New Delhi are set to increase to 24 per week, as also a new flight between Almaty and one of the cities in India. (ANI)