The new digital service will significantly reduce the costs of tourists visiting the capital of Kazakhstan. Another nice bonus – a holder of a special smart card will not have to stay in long queues, visiting the main attractions of Astana. Very soon the project will be implemented in the southern capital and the resort zone “Burabai”.
“We learned about CityPASS on “Baiterek”, standing in line – overheard the conversation of tourists who counted how much they saved by buying these cards. It became interesting, we asked. It was lucky and pleased that one of the sales points is next to Baiterek. At first, it was alarmed that there was no public transport in the map, but there was an excursion on a double-decker bus. All the objects that we visited were along the way of the red bus. For children of school age, the card was purchased at a discount! Very convenient, thank you! “.
This is one of the many reviews by the owners of the tourist smart-card left on the company’s website.
“CityPASS is a tourist map of the international format, which already operates in all the largest cities in the world: New York, Paris, London, Milan and others,” says project manager Rustam Galyamov. – We studied their experience and decided to implement it in Astana. Thanks to this card, you can save 30% of the cost. The cost of the adult card is 6990 tenge, the children’s card – 5990 tenge. When buying the card, a person can visit any five objects out of ten offered”.
The choice of a tourist is offered to visit the Baiterek monument, the Palace of Peace and Harmony (Pyramid), the Museum of the First President of Kazakhstan, the Nazarbayev Center, the National Museum, the territory of the EXPO exhibition, the Arc de Triomphe, the Aqua Park Ailand, the Oceanarium, and the Ferris Wheel. It is also important that it is possible to visit the listed sights by passing the queue.
Guide in three languages (Kazakh, Russian, English) will help to navigate and travel through the capital of Kazakhstan, what is also included in the cost of a smart card. Also, tourists will be provided with a sim-card for a mobile phone. Well, gourmets, thanks to a smart card from CityPASS, will get a 15% discount in the best restaurants in Astana.
Soon the digital tourist project will be implemented in the largest city of the country and the famous resort “Burabai”.
“This year we are launching CityPASS in Almaty. There are a few more objects, but the price of cards will be the same as in Astana. We also plan to launch the project closer to summer in Burabai,”said Rustam Galyamov.
The CityPASS project was implemented in partnership with JSC Holding Zerde.
Zerde Holding provided us with invaluable assistance. We started last year and it was quite successfully, thanks to the exhibition EXPO-2017. There were a lot of tourists, it was a colossal experience for us. For the period of the exhibition we sold more than 30 thousand cards, “- says the project manager.