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The Forum on Green Financing

The Forum on Green Financing on 21 July to share knowledge and promote a dialogue on green financing prospects for the tourism sector in Kazakhstan was held by the EU funded project “Implementation of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices and sustainability schemes in the MSMEs of the tourism sector in Kazakhstan” (SUSTOUKA). The event …

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Development of Sustainable Tourism in Kazakhstan: Dialogue with Government Officials

ALMATY – Today, the prospects of sustainable tourism development in Kazakhstan were discussed by government officials with national and European experts at the conference organized by the EU-funded project “Implementation of SCP practices and sustainability schemes in the MSMEs of the Tourism Sector in Kazakhstan” (SUSTOUKA) to share knowledge and foster the implementation of sustainable …

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SUSTOUKA Project within SWITCH-Asia Grants Programme

SUSTOUKA Project is framed within SWITCH-Asia Grants Programme. SWITCH-Asia Grants Programme is funded by the European Union and its main objective is to fund pilot projects helping companies to adopt cleaner technologies and more sustainable industrial practices, as well as helping consumers to act more responsibly in their daily choices and lifestyles. Since its launch …

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Stakeholders´ meeting to develop Sustainable Tourism in Kazakhstan and adapt Travelife system

On 23rd February 2021, a round table was organised and delivered to discuss how to develop further the tourism industry in Kazakhstan, keeping high on the agenda the preservation of the environment, people’s cultural identity, and adapting the Travelife certification programme to the country’s needs. The meeting was divided into three sessions and was attended …

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Capacity building to facilitate access to Green Finance for MSMEs by involving financial institutions

The implementation of state policy in the field of “Green Economy” is today one of the main important directions of State policy. A green economy is characterized by the careful and rational use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations. Financial institutions play a crucial role on boosting the implementation of …

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Sustainability management course for tour operators

From 11th November to 15th December 2020, various hotels and accommodation establishments of the Tourism Sector of Kazakhstan received a course about sustainability management. The sustainability course consisted of 6 weekly online sessions, in which sustainability management principles and characteristics were addressed. During this 6-week programme, several points of sustainable management in hotels were discussed: …

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Sustainability management course for tour operators

From 7th October to 25th November 2020, tour operators of the Tourism Sector of Kazakhstan received a course about sustainability management. The sustainability course consisted of 8 weekly online sessions, in which sustainability management principles and characteristics were addressed. Several points related to sustainability in tour operators were covered by the 8-week programme of the …

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Travelife certification introduction to tourist agents of Kazakhstan

On 29th September 2020, a webinar about Travelife certification was carried out within SUSTOUKA Project. In this session, several participants of accommodations of the Tourism Sector of Kazakhstan were acquainted with Travelife sustainability certification system. This webinar was performed online and it was part of the webinars about sustainability management and Travelife certification held within …

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Training to introduce Sustainable Management for hotels and tour operators

On 9th September 2020, a training sessions about Sustainability Tourism Management was delivered to several tourist agents of the Tourism Sector of Kazakhstan, within the framework of SUSTOUKA Project. This online meeting introduced sustainability management to several employees of hotels and tour operators of the country. At a later date, this webinar will be complemented …

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