On April 21, 2022, during the International exhibition “TOURISM AND TRAVEL” KITF 2022, an international seminar  was held on the topic “Sustainable planning as the basis for the development of the tourism industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.  The event was held by the Eurasian Tourism Association within the framework of the project “MOST- Model for Sustainable Tourism in Central Asia: Capacity Building, Awareness Raising, Technology Implementation” of the European Union SwithAsia program. The seminar was attended by representatives of the Tourism Industry Committee of the MKS RK, Kazakh Tourism ,  Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, tourist information centers. Also Mr. Isakulov – Advisor to the Director of the UNWTO Silk Road Office of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan participated to the event.

Recommendations were given on the implementation of sustainable planning practices in terms of combining the efforts of stakeholders, introducing green procurement, stimulating the passage of environmental certifications and accreditations in the field of tourism, organizing thematic events and increasing competencies in the field of sustainable production.

Within the framework of the MOST project of the European Union’s SwithAsia program, the Eurasian Tourism Association carries out activities to support the introduction of sustainable production and consumption, strengthen the role of regional and local authorities in sustainable development and strengthen public dialogue and raise awareness of users of tourism services about sustainable consumption in the field of water, waste and recycling.