Nur-Sultan hosts UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Nur-Sultan hosts UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism will take place from 9 to 12 October 2019 in Kazakh capital.

Nur-Sultan has been approved as host of the summit at the meeting in Seoul in 2018.

Mayor of the capital city presented Nur-Sultan in Forum of Mayors and Tourism Ministers of UNWTO member state in the capital of Portugal Lisbon in April.

In the framework of this Forum took place Signing ceremony of an Agreement for providing 8th Global Summit of the UNWTO Urban Tourism between Mayor of the city Nur-Sultan and Secretary-General of UNWTO for the theme “Smart cities, smart destinations”.

Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili in his speech to participants noticed that in spite of 20 years its existence the city became a platform for significant international events, including EXPO 2017.

It is the first time UNWTO Global Summit will take place in Central Asia. Before such Global Summit of UNWTO took place in such main cities like Moscow, Barcelona, Kuala-Lumpur, Seoul.

“The organization of such Global Summit is expected to give an impulse for the development of capital, allow to present itself as a city with modern developed infrastructure, with excellent exhibition capacities. Until today we already have more than 600 registered participants, and we expect participation of more than 700 and about 250 of them are foreign guests,” said Eurasian Commissioner on Sustainable Development of Eurasian Tourism Organization, Lyudmila Kuznetsova.

“We wish that upcoming Summit will become memorable for the international society and significant for the states of the region. Due to this, it would be great to discuss the idea of opening of the regional touristic organization, which could unite Eurasian, Central and Western Asian states,” said international relations and media promotion expert, Rizvana Sadykova.