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By edited by Kemal Kantarci, PhD, Muzaffer Uysal, PhD, and Vincent P. Magnini, PhD.

This publication can be an immense source for all educational researchers and practitioners drawn to concerns facing the improvement of tourism, its strength and demanding situations, and coverage and regulatory matters within the critical Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. those international locations are gaining extra consciousness as rising locations. there's constrained study that focuses on  Read more...

Front disguise; in regards to the EDITORS; CONTENTS; record OF members; record OF ABBREVIATIONS; PREFACE; bankruptcy 1: EXPLORING TOURISM capability IN crucial ASIA; bankruptcy 2: COMPETITIVENESS OF TOURISM IN KAZAKHSTAN; bankruptcy three: AUTHENTICITY AND ECOCULTURAL TOURISM improvement IN KAZAKHSTAN: capability AND demanding situations; bankruptcy four: BUKHARA: THE PRINCESS OF towns; bankruptcy five: KHIVA: A CONSERVED background in the SANDS; bankruptcy 6: MERV: AN OASIS CAPITAL within the historical PARADISE; bankruptcy 7: SAMARKAND: QUEEN OF ALL towns; bankruptcy eight: CINEMA AS BRANDING bankruptcy nine: CLUSTERING SILK highway nations in accordance with COMPETITIVENESS elements IN TOURISM INDUSTRYCHAPTER 10: VISA REGIMES AND REGULATORY files AS a disadvantage FOR TOURISM improvement IN critical ASIA; bankruptcy eleven: TOURISM IN KYRGYZSTAN; bankruptcy 12: ICT DIFFUSION AND THE electronic DIVIDE IN TOURISM: KAZAKHSTAN viewpoint; bankruptcy thirteen: PERCEPTIONS OF international traders at the TOURISM marketplace IN valuable ASIA; bankruptcy 14: A CHRONOLOGY OF imperative ASIA; again hide

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Among measures to be undertaken by the “Other,” “Better service quality” was also prioritized. In order to attract more tourists to Almaty city and its surroundings the respondents emphasized the need in maintenance of cleanness in the city, towns and their streets, improving service quality by providing value for money, improving infrastructure, repairing and building new roads, using alternative transportation, expanding parking zones, improving access to the main tourist objects/roads and building new or refurbishing existing hotels which are close to the tourist objects.

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In the same year, the World Economic Forum included the country in the Global Competitiveness Report. In 2011–2012, Kazakhstan’s rank in the WEF rating list was 72 (out of 142 countries),6 while in 2005–2006 it was 61 (out of 117 countries). In 2005, an assessment of the Kazakhstan business environment using Porter’s diamond model was presented at the conference “Kazakhstan competitiveness and cluster development” (Porter, 2005), where the role of SMEs in cluster develop- Competitiveness of Tourism Industry in Kazakhstan 21 ment was emphasized.

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