With a 12% increase in the number of tourists and a billion euros of revenue generated last year, Serbia is positioning itself on the tourist map of the world, while Belgrade, as one of Europe’s fastest growing continental tourist destinations, is gaining popularity and recognition on the Asian continent, which culminated in the celebrating of Serbian National Day at World Expo Astana 2017.
National Day celebrations were organised by the Serbian Ministry of Trade, Telecommunications and Tourism, with the support of the Tourist Organisation of Serbia.
“Today’s programme aims to present the cultural heritage and rich tradition of our country, and to present the tourist potential of Serbia to the 115 countries represented,” said Maja Mandrapa Gašić, Assistant Minister at the Serbian Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications.
The event also included addresses by Bakenov Ernar Bakytzhanovich, Deputy Minister of the National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Vladimir Matić, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Kazakhstan, and representatives of TOS.
This occasion saw the National Day of Serbia celebrated with a full-day programme in Astana, which combined cultural content and presentations of Serbia’s tourist offer with films about the country and an entertainment programme.
Another event will be organised on 10th July to mark Serbia’s National Science Day and the birth of Nikola Tesla. The world’s largest exhibition, Expo Astana 2017, opened on 10th June and will run until 10th September.
Serbia’s appearance at the International Specialised Exhibition, Expo Astana 2017, is organised by the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications. This huge fair includes the participation of 115 countries and 20 international organisations, with over five million visitors from around the world expected.
The partners of Pavilion Serbia in Astana are EPS, NIS, Energoprojekt and Feromont Engineering.