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SCTDA to utilise Almaty event to strengthen cooperation with decision makers and major players in travel and tourism sector

Date Published: Saturday, April 23, 2016 Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) will participate in Kazakhstan International Tourism & Travel Exhibition 2016 at Almaty from April 20 to 22, 2016, as part of its strategic overseas promotional programme focusing on key markets. This is the third time SCTDA is taking part in the major tourism forum in Central Asia that will bring together leading players from the travel and tourism sector. The exhibition, which is celebrating its 16th year, will witness SCTDA leading a Sharjah delegation comprising Hotel Holiday International, Coral Beach, Al Khalidiah, Copthorne, Radisson Blu, Ramada, COZMO Travel and SATA. “Kazakhstan is market which we are optimistic about for growth for Sharjah’s tourism industry. Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority will utilise the broad platform offered by Kazakhstan International Tourism & Travel Exhibition to reach out to the markets in the Central Asian region,” said His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA. HE Al Midfa added: “During the exhibition, the Sharjah delegation will strengthen cooperation with decision makers and tour operators in Kazakhstan as well as other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Authority will also promote Sharjah’s latest tourism products and facilities and showcase its rich cultural elements among the visitors to the exhibition.” The three-day Kazakhstan International Tourism & Travel Exhibition will have the participation of the world's best resorts, upscale hotels and major airliners, and will host a number of workshops. It will also offer a platform for the participating entities to announce special offers, profit-making decisions and new solutions for the tourism industry. Last year, in the Kazakhstan International Leisure Exhibition – Astana Leisure 2015, in Astana, witnessed the participation of 475 exhibitors from 43 countries.