• According to the minister, tourism has an ambitious task — to increase the industry's share in GDP from 1% in 2016 to 8% by 2025. The work in 2017 was directed to achieve this goal.

• Also, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly said that for the first time during the Expo-2017 exhibition, a 72-hour visa-free transit for citizens of the PRC following the flights of Kazakhstan airlines through the international airports of Astana and Almaty to third countries was piloted. In the near future, it is planned to introduce a similar regime for India.

• A. Mukhamediuly spoke about preparations for the 20th anniversary of Astana's capital, "El Zhuregi-Astana."

• In addition, the Minister of Culture and Sports noted that for the first nine months of 2017, the number of visitors to domestic tourism increased by 25% to 3.5 million people.

• Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Industry and Tourism, Dana Kurmasheva, in her turn, noted that Kazakhstan is carrying out large-scale work on the development of domestic tourism within the framework of the Ruhani Zhangyru program.

• According to Dana Kurmasheva, work with the regions is built on a cluster basis. The Concept of the development of the tourist industry was adopted until 2023, where the cluster principle was clearly defined.